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Used Part.

The leaves and flowers.

Active Principles.

Plant poorly studied. Contains mucilages, potassium salts, organic acids and phenolic (litospérmico) Some authors suggest the possibility that contains alkaloids (cinoglosina, consolicina) allantoin and possibly alkaloids pirrolizidínicos, like other borragináceas.

Drug Action.

Popularly used as antitussive, demulcent, anti - inflammatory, diuretic and sudorific.


Flu, colds, bronchitis. In topical use: dermatitis, ichthyosis, psoriasis, bruises, bruises.


Pregnancy, infancy, children, patients with hepatopathy.

Side Effects.

The alkaloids pirrolizidínicos are hepatotoxic and carcinogenic.

Caution / Poisoning.

The cinoglosina produces a paralyzing action.

Galenica forms / Dosage.

Infusion: one tablespoon per cup of dessert, three or more cups a day. In topical use, apply in the form of washes or cataplasms on the affected area.


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Mulet, L. Toxic Plants of Valencia. Castellon: Provincial, 1997, p. 69.

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Van Hellemont, J. Compendium of Phytothérapie. Bruxelles: Association Pharmaceutique Belge, 1986, pp. 29 - 30.

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. 204.

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