lithospermum officinale

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lithospermum officinale

Pearls, Cañamones Monte, grains of love, Litospermo, Perlina, Quebrantahoces, tea Benasque.

English: Gromwell.

French: soleil of Millet.

From the family of Boragináceas.

Combat urinary calculi and bile. Diuretic and stomach. Download the liver.

Used Part.

Sumidades the air.

Active Principles.

Polyphenolic compounds: lignans (litospérmico acid) acids fenolcarboxílicos: caféico, and chlorogenic elágico; catechists tannins, flavonoids (rutoside, Querceta) shikonina (naphthoquinone derivative) mucilages.

Drug Action.

Diuretic, anti - inflammatory. The extracts of millet from the sun produce a contraceptive, and antithyroid antigonadotrófico (actions at the pituitary)


Urolithiasis, rheumatism, gout, hyperthyroidism, breast cysts, disturbances associated with female menopause, female infertility by increased LH. In topical use: burns, inflammations, wounds.


Hypothyroidism, pregnancy, lactation.

Liver Diseases, by the presence of alkaloids pirrolizidínicos (Farnsworsth)

Do not prescribe dosage forms with alcoholic content for oral administration in children under two years or consultants in the process of alcohol addiction.

Side Effects.

The alkaloids pirrolizidínicos in prolonged use, are hepatotoxic, carcinogenic and genotoxic.

Caution / Poisoning.

Shorts prescribe treatments.

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

Galenica forms / Dosage.

Infusion: one tablespoon per cup soup. Infuse 10 minutes. Three cups a day.

Dry extract (5: 1) 50 mg. one to three times a day.

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

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

External use: the seeds are popularly used for the extraction of foreign bodies in eyes: Place a dry seed under the eyelid, the moisture does appear on the surface mucilaginosa a film that adheres to the foreign body.


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