asperula cynanchica

HERB ESQUINANCIA (asperula cynanchica) - HIPERnatural.COM
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asperula cynanchica

Esquinancia the herb is a small plant that rarely reaches more than two spans tall. The strain persists for a long time, but the branches and leaves are renewed every year. These branches are very thin and lack of hair. The pointy leaves are grouped and are born in groups of four or five different knots. It grows in dry places and limestone, especially in the rather rocky and sandy at any altitude, either at sea or in mountains near the 2, 000 m.

Used Part.

Sumidades the air.


Esquinancia the herb begins to bloom during the month of May and continues to flourish throughout the summer, and ends in autumn. The flowers are very small, pink and the Goblet funnel shaped. The fruits are also very small and have no hair like the rest of the plant. Picked the part of plant, especially in the flowering season which is when its principles are most active. If we want to keep for a long time should put them to dry in the sun and then store them in glass jars and sealed in place with no humidity.

Active Principles.

Plant poorly studied. Probably the diuretic action is due to heterósidos of alizarin, as in other Rubiaceae.

Drug Action.

Broad popular use as a diuretic, urinary antiseptic and hypotensive. Also as spasmolytic, anti - inflammatory and hepatoprotective. Formerly was widely used as a social Infus.


Cystitis, urolithiasis, urethritis, nephritis, pyelonephritis, prostatitis. Adjunct in the treatment of obesity and hypertension. Angina (esquinancia)

Caution / Poisoning.

Its use as a diuretic in the presence of hypertension, heart disease or kidney failure moderate or severe, should be done only by prescription and under medical supervision, to the danger that can result in uncontrolled contribution of liquids, the possibility of a decompensation or tension, whether the elimination of potassium is considerable, enhancing the effect of cardiac.


Infusion. It gets half a liter of water to boil and then add 30 gr. of the plant. Is taken as a diuretic and to dilute the calculations 3 times daily after meals. Cooking. Place 1 liter of water to heat up along with 50 deg. of the plant. Gargle made after the strain prepared to fight angina. Poultice. The plant is crushed and placed on a cotton cloth. It applies on the neck to cure infections.

Galenica forms / Dosage.

Infusion: one tablespoon per cup of dessert, three or more per day.

Decoction: in the form of gargle or cataplasms.


Mulet, L. Ethnobotanical survey of the province of Castellon. Castellon: Provincial, 1991, p. 81.

Villar, L; Palacín, JM; Calvo, C. Gomez, D; Montserrat, G. Medicinal Plants of the Aragonese Pyrenees and other tierrras Huesca. 2. Huesca: Provincial, 1992, p. 42.

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