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Used Part.

The flowering tops.

Active Principles.

Saponósidos: cyclamen. Tannins. Ferments. Heterósidos triterpenic. Essential oil.

Drug Action.

Popularly used as antifungal, antiviral, healing, sedative, expectorant, diuretic and slightly sudorific.


For its internal toxicity, it is only recommended for use in topical skin mycosis, and trophic ulcers herpes zoster.


Oral administration (except prescription)

Side Effects.

Topically can cause contact dermatitis, with intense flushing, and even vesicación.

Caution / Poisoning.

The whole plant is toxic, especially the seeds: contains saponosides with hemolytic action, irritating the mucous membranes of digestive and respiratory system. At higher doses produce tremor, diarrhea and a strong diuresis.

Galenica forms / Dosage.

Topical application:

Juice of fresh plant extract fluid.

Cream (5% extract fluid)


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