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Used Part.

The petals, seeds and roots.

Active Principles.

Peonol (alcohol derived from the acetophenone) peoniflorina. Anthocyanins: peonina (responsible for the color of the flower) Tannins, oils, resins, sugars, organic acids. In the seeds and roots is also the peonol. The tuber also contains starch, sugar and acid metarabínico.

Drug Action.

The peonol behaves as anti - inflammatory, analgesic, antacid, reducing agents and anti - bacterial. The paeoniflorina is sedative, hypnotic, antitusivo, slightly spasmolytic, analgesic and anticonvulsant. The anthocyanins are responsible for the effect venotónico and Vasoprotectives.

The flowers are popularly used as a loose - seed as a purgative and emetic, not being recommended these uses.


Anxiety, tachycardia, irritative cough, gastritis, gastroduodenal ulcer, varicose veins, haemorrhoids.


His prescription for avoiding domestic route during pregnancy (can be abortifacient) breast feeding and young children. Do not use as a laxative (see precautions)

Caution / Poisoning.

Plant poorly studied. It is suggested the presence of toxic principles, yet not isolated. High doses of petals, seeds or roots can cause gastroenteritis with cramping pain, vomiting, diarrhea and can become deadly for cardiorespiratory collapse. Poisonings have been reported in children after ingestion of 3 - 4 petals.

We recommend not exceeding the doses indicated discontinuous and prescribe treatments.

Galenica forms / Dosage.

Infusion: one teaspoon per cup of coffee. Infuse 15 minutes. Three cups a day.

Tincture (1: 10) fluid extract (1: 1) or glycolic (1: 5) in creams or gels or antivaricose healing. Apply 2 - 3 times a day, in case of varicose veins, in the form of massage from the bottom, preferably after a period of rest with his legs high or a foot bath temperature alternate.


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