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Used Part.

Sumidades the air.

Active Principles.

The whole plant has an essentially sulfur, with a bencilglucosinolato. In the seed has been isolated mirosina.

Drug Action.

Diuretic, aperitive, gastrointestinal, stomach tonic, analgesic, anti - inflammatory.


Popularly: urolithiasis, inappetence, dyspepsia hiposecretoras, oliguria, cystitis, vulvovaginitis, odontalgias and neuralgia.


Hypothyroidism: The lepidio contains bencilglucosinolato. Many glucosinolates exerted on the human body is an antithyroid effect, inducing goitre.

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.

Popularly recommended in discontinuities.

Often confused and even equated with the Herniaria glabra (hernia or rompepiedras)

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

Galenica forms / Dosage.

Infusion of leaves, one tablespoon per cup of dessert, infuse 10 minutes. Two or three cups a day.

Fluid extract (1: 1) 20 - 40 drops, one to three times a day.

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

NOTE: As a diuretic should prescribe in the form of discontinuous treatments.

External use:

Infusion: implemented in the form of washes, towels or vaginal irrigations.

As analgesic: poultice of crushed fresh leaves in odontalgias and sciatica.

Use a food: salads.


Rivera, D; Obon, C. The Guide INCAFE of useful and Poisonous Plants of the Iberian Peninsula and the Balearics. Madrid: INCAFE, 1991, pp. 477 - 8.

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