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Used Part.

The flowering tops.

Active Principles.

Saponósidos: bellisaponósido, virgaureasaponósido. Tannins. Resin. Mucilages. Traces of essential oil. Anthocyanins: cianina 3 - malonilglucoronilglucósido. Organic acids. Bitter principles. Beta - sitosterol.

Drug Action.

Popularly used as antitusiva, expectorant, diuretic, and sudorific vulnerary (healing)


Flu, colds, bronchitis. Gout, rheumatism, edema. In topical use: wounds, boils, skin ulcerations.


Gastritis, gastroduodenal ulcus.

Galenica forms / Dosage.

Infusion: one teaspoon per cup of dessert. 2 - 3 times a day, after meals.


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