hammamelis virginiana

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hammamelis virginiana
English: Witch hazel.

French: Hamamelis.

From the family of Hamamelidáceas.

Varicose veins, phlebitis, heavy legs and hemorrhoids. Stop the bleeding. Active movement of the skin.

In eye - drops: Battle conjunctivitis and is a soothing eye.

Used Part.

The leaves, bark occasionally.

Active Principles.

Leaves: Tannins (7 - 10%) * gálicos and elágicos, gallic acid free; phenolic acids, flavonoids, flavones derivatives, traces of essential oil (safrole) proantocianósidos, bitter principles.

* RFE: the dry drug must contain at least 7% of tannins.

Crust: Tannins (2 - 10%) hamamelitaninos alpha, beta and gamma, condensed tannins; traces of essential oil; saponosides.

Drug Action.

The astringent tannins produce an effect (antidiarrheal local hemostatic, healing) and bactericidal; the flavonoids and Vasoprotectives venotónico effect: it increases the elasticity of the veins and capillary resistance, reduces the permeability.


In internal use: diarrhea. Varicose veins, hemorrhoids, phlebitis.

In topical use: wounds, parodontopatías, sore throat, skin and corneal ulceration, blefaroconjuntivitis, dermatitis, erythema, pruritus, vulvovaginitis, bleeding postafeitado (lotion)


Gastritis, gastroduodenal ulcer (see side effects)

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

Side Effects.

The tannins can irritate the gastric mucosa, this side effect can be offset by associating with drug mucilages, as the marshmallow.

Caution / Poisoning.

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

Galenica forms / Dosage.

Internal use:

Infusion (leaves) one teaspoon per cup dessert. Two cups a day.

Decoction (bark) 30 to 60 g / l, boil 2 minutes, two cups a day.

Fluid extract: 1 to 4 g / day (1g = 38 drops) in doses of 30 drops.

Tincture (1: 10) 50 - 100 drops, two to three times a day.

Dry extract (5: 1) 0. 3 to 1 g / day.

Dust: 0. 5 - 2 g / day.

Topical use:

Decoction (bark) 30 to 60 g / l, boil 2 minutes, two cups a day.

Fluid extract (1: 1) Dye (1: 5) or glycolic extract (1: 5) in the form of pomade, gel or cream: in varicose implement giving a massage upstream.

Lotions (with alcohol 45 °)

Distilled water for hamamelis.


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