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Used Part.

The sapwood of the trunk and the resinous secretion.

Active Principles.

Resin (20 - 25%) composition of complex: guayacirresinol, acids alpha and beta guayacónico, guayacínico, dihidroguayarético, guayarético. Essential oil (5%) in rich Sesquiterpenes alcohols: guayol, bulnesol; starch, benzoic acid, traces of vanilina.

Drug Action.

Saluretics and uricosuric diuretic, diaphoretic. In topical use: analgesic, anti - inflammatory, rubefaciente.


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

In topical use: Inflammation osteo, myalgia, muscle contractures.


Do not apply over areas blemished skin.

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.

It can be irritating to skin and mucous membranes.

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

Galenica forms / Dosage.

Decoction: one teaspoon per cup of coffee, boil 10 minutes, three cups a day, after meals.

Fluid extract (1: 1) 25 to 50 drops once or twice a day.

Tincture (1: 5) 50 - 100 drops, two or three times a day.

Resin, powder: 0. 1 to 1 gram per day in three doses.


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