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Used Part.

The gum obtained from incisions on the trunk.

Active Principles.

Goma acid (27 - 35%) a large quantity of resin (60 - 70%) boswélico acid (triterpenes) essential oils (3 - 10%) with abundant terpenes: limonene, tute, pinene, terpineno.

Drug Action.

Immunostimulant, balsamic (mucolytic, expectorant) spasmolytic.

In topical use: healing, antiseptic, the resin is rubefaciente, resolutivo.


Flu, colds, bronchitis, emphysema, asthma.

In topical use: canker, parodontopatías, wounds and skin sores, swollen in the resin osteo, myalgia, muscle contractures and boils.

Included in the composition of some plasters, ointments and balsams. It is more common use in perfumes and as air.


Unless otherwise indicated, we recommend not to prescribe essential oils through internal during pregnancy, lactation, children under six years or patients with gastritis, gastric ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, hepatopathy, epilepsy, Parkinson and other neurological diseases.

Do not administer, or topically applied to children under six years old or people with respiratory allergies or with known hypersensitivity to this or other essential oils.

Side Effects.

The essential oil is dermocáustico, nerve and abortion.

Galenica forms / Dosage.

Internal use:

Essential oil: 1 - 3 drops, one to three times a day.

Topical use:

Essential oil emulsion O / A 2%. One to three applications a day.

Resin: plasters, balsams, liniment.


Bézanger - Beauquesne, L; Pinkas, M; Torck, M. Dans la Plantes Les Thérapeutiques Moderne. 2. Paris: Maloine, 1986, p. 108.

Peris, JB; Stübing, G; Vanaclocha, B. Applied Fitoterapia. Valencia: M. I. Official College of Pharmacists, 1995, pp. 156 - 7.

Trease, GE, Evans, WCh. Pharmacognosy. Mexico City: Inter - MacGraw - Hill, 1991, pp. 513.

Van Hellemont, J. Compendium of Phytothérapie. Bruxelles: Association Pharmaceutique Belge, 1986, pp. 69 - 70.

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