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Used Part.

The tubers.

Active Principles.

Abundant starch: amylopectin (over 80%) beta - amylose, tropeína, minerals, trace elements, tannins. Alkaloids: heterósidos of solanidina (trace) which occur when greening by solar radiation or to germinate.

Drug Action.

Demucente, antacid, anti - inflammatory, antipruritic. In pharmacy, starches are used as an adjunct to tablet formulation. The alkaloids (solanina) advocated therapeutically few years ago, as antineurálgicos and analgesics, are in abeyance.


Gastritis, gastroduodenal ulcer. In topical use: burns, eczema, itching to Pursue syndromes.

Caution / Poisoning.

Potential toxicity solanina content of the green parts, which must be discarded: its intake can cause gastroenteritis, vomiting, bleeding and respiratory depression and nervous.

Galenica forms / Dosage.

Fresh Juice, 100 - 200 ml, 4 - 5 times a day, at the beginning of meals, as antacid.

In powder, ointment, or cataplasms for topical use.


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