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Used Part.

Sumidades the air.

Active Principles.

Essential oil (0, 6 - 1%) Ascaridol (60 - 80%) hydrocarbons terpénicos (20%) alpha - terpineno, limonene, p - cymene; saponosides.

Drug Action.

Anthelmintic, particularly effective against Ascaris and hookworm, compared with less pinworms.


Intestinal parasites: ascaridiasis, hookworm.


Pregnancy, renal failure.

Side Effects.

The essential oils can cause headaches, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, bloody, shaking of hands, feet and hands.

Caution / Poisoning.

At high doses, the essential oil, can cause irritation of the renal parenchyma and even death by paralysis of respiratory centers bulbares.

We recommend not to prescribe the essential oil through internal.


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