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Used Part.

The leaves.

Active Principles.

Essential oil (0. 3%) mirtol, mirtenol, eucalyptol, cineol, pinene, canfeno; abundant tannins, Phloroglucinol complex resins.

Drug Action.

The tannins give it astringent properties (antidiarrheal healing) The essential oil, mainly by the presence of aldehydes and phloroglucinol, an action comparable to antiseptic and antibiotic penicillin and streptomycin versus Gram + Mulet, 1997: 281) It is also expectorant, eupéptico, hemostatic, digestive and slightly sedative.


Pharyngitis, laryngitis, bronchitis, pulmonary emphysema, asthma, rhinitis, sinusitis. Cystitis, pyelonephritis, prostatitis, urethritis. Topic: ear infections, vaginitis, hemorrhoids.


Unless otherwise indicated, we recommend not to prescribe essential oils through internal during pregnancy, lactation, children under six years or patients with gastritis, gastric ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, hepatopathy, epilepsy, Parkinson and other neurological diseases.

Do not administer, or topically applied to children under six years old or people with respiratory allergies or with known hypersensitivity to this or other essential oils.

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.

Use the essence with caution, especially in children, for the possibility of occurrence of allergic reactions. By practicing preventive recommend a litmus test prior to the implementation of inhalations with essential oils: inhale for 15 seconds and wait 30 minutes.

Concentrated leaf infusions can cause digestive disorders accompanied by nausea and headache. The eceite essential in extraterapéuticas doses, can cause decay, nausea and headache (Mulet, 97)

Caution / Poisoning.

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

Galenica forms / Dosage.

Internal use:

Infusion: one teaspoon per cup of coffee (15 g / l) Infuse 15 minutes. Three cups a day.

Fluid extract (1: 1) 15 to 30 drops three times daily.

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

Essential oil:

1 to 2 drops, three times a day, a cup of infusion or alcohol solution or oily before meals.

2 to 5 capsules per day (25 mg / capsule)

Suppositories (0, 25 - 0, 50 g / sup. One to three a day.

Aerosol or inhalations: 1 g of substance in 50 ml of water. A practice previously litmus test (see precautions)

External use:

Infusion: implemented in the form of towels, lotions, nasal instillations, otic or vaginal irrigations.


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Le Floc'h, E. Etude Ethnobotanique une contribution to the Flore Tunisienne. Imprimerie officielle de la République Tunisienne, 1983, p. 171.

Mulet, L. Toxic Plants of Valencia. Castellon: Provincial, 1997, pp. 281 - 2.

Paris, RR; Moyse, M. Summary of Matter Médicale. Take II. Paris: Masson, 1967, p. 44.

Peris, JB; Stübing, G; Figuerola, R. Guide to Medicinal Plants of Valencia. Valencia: Las Provincias, 1996, p. 234.

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