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Used Part.

Manna (juice obtained by incising the bark)

Active Principles.

Mannitol (55%) hexosas, manotriosa, exatetrosa (estaquiosa) resin, heterósidos coumarin: fraxósido, esculósido.

Drug Action.

The Mana behaves as mild laxative, although it may be purgative at high doses. It is also osmotic diuretic, anti - inflammatory and venotónico.


Especially appropriate, so soft its mechanism of action, to treat constipation in children and the elderly.

Varicose veins, phlebitis, hemorrhoids.

States that require an increase in the diuretic: cystitis, ureteritis, urethritis, oliguria, urolithiasis, hiperazotemia, hyperuricemia, gout, high blood pressure, edema, overweight accompanied by fluid retention, edema associated with venous insufficiencies.


Esophageal stenosis, or intestinal pilórica.

Its use as a diuretic in the presence of hypertension, heart disease or kidney failure moderate or severe, should be done only by prescription and under medical supervision, to the danger that can result in uncontrolled contribution of liquids, the possibility of an uncompensated tension.

Galenica forms / Dosage.

The manna can be administered, diluted in water, milk or fruit juice, in varying doses depending on age: Until three years: 5 to 10 grams / day for three to five years: 15 to 20 grams / day; over five years: 25 to 30 grams / day, adults 50 to 60 g / day.


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