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Used Part.

The rhizome.

Active Principles.

Essential oil (0. 2%) ketones (iron: alpha, beta and gamma, neo - alpha, iso - alpha, neo - iso - alpha, beta - neo, neo - gamma; iso - gamma and neo - iso - gamma - iron) Sesquiterpenes, ketones, myristic acid, flavonoids (isoflavones) irilona, irisolona. beta - sitosterol, starch, mucilages, calcium oxalate.

Drug Action.

At low doses acts as an expectorant, demulcent (anti - inflammatory, hydrating) and diuretic. At higher doses, as an emetic.


Bronchitis, asthma, emphysema, gastrointestinal spasms. Stomatitis and inconvenience of dentinción in external use. Most used in perfumery and liquor stores than in medicine.


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.

In high doses is a drastic purgative. In fresh, can cause gastritis and vomiting. Topically can cause contact dermatitis.

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

Galenica forms / Dosage.

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

Fluid extract (1: 1) 10 drops, one to three times a day.

Tincture (1: 10) 15 - 30 drops, one to three times a day.


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