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Other names:

Gramilla White Gramilla Dulce, Wheat Dredger, Gramilla, Pata of Gallina.


The program is usually measured from 10 to 30 cm. tall. It is made up of a rhizome leaving the roots and branches underground air. The stem grows to - earth and very stiff branches rise fairly upright. The leaves are elongated shape lanceolate; are quite narrow, pointed end up and are covered with fine hair. Is in all continents from north to south. The breeding program is on the verge of roads and farmlands. Once that is growing among a crop is difficult to remove, or is removed as well or return to the roots grow.


The flowering season begins in June to continue throughout the summer and finish by early fall. The flowers are very small, are grouped to form a spike and its color is purple. The rhizome is collected and on occasion small roots that come out of it. Can be gathered throughout the year, although the best time is when the flowering of all components of the plant are much more active.

Used Part.

The rhizome.

Active Principles.

Potassium salts, fructosanas: triticina; inositol.

Drug Action.

Diuretic, colagogo, hepatoprotective, anti - inflammatory. Depurative is popularly believed, antihypertensive and hypoglycemic.


States that require an increase in urine output: genitourinary disorders (cystitis, urethritis, urethritis, oliguria, urolithiasis) hiperazotemia, hyperuricemia, gout, high blood pressure, edema, overweight accompanied by fluid retention.

Dyskinesias gallstones, cholecystitis, hepatitis.


The use of diuretics in the presence of hypertension or heart disease, should be done only by prescription and under medical supervision, given the possibility of occurrence of decompensation or tension, if the elimination of potassium is considerable, enhancing the effect of cardiac.

Obstruction of bile.

Pregnancy (is popularly believed abortion)

Do not prescribe dosage forms with alcoholic content for oral administration in children under two years or consultants in the process of alcohol addiction.

Caution / Poisoning.

The aerial parts contain cyanogenic heterósidos responsible for poisoning in livestock (Mulet, 1997)

Take into account the alcohol content of the fluid extract and tincture.

Galenica forms / Dosage.

Decoction (double decoction, to eliminate its pungent flavor) boil for one minute 20 g in 200 cc of water, waste, grinding the rhizome and boil again for 5 minutes with 1250 cc of water. It is recommended to add mint, anise or licorice to improve the taste. Take 2 or 3 cups a day.

Fluid extract (1: 1) 30 - 50 drops, one to three times a day.

Tincture (1: 5) 50 - 100 drops, 1 - 3 times a day.


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