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English: Loosestrife.

French: Salicaire.

From the family of Litráceas.

Astringent, highly effective in dysentery and diarrhea in babies.

Used Part.

The flowering tops.

Active Principles.

Gálicos abundant tannins (10%) flavonoids: vitexina, anthocyanins mucilages, iron salts.

Drug Action.

Astringent (antidiarrheal healing) antiseptic, demulcent. Hypoglycaemic soft.


Diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, ulcerative colitis. Dismenorreas, gastric ulcers, anemia. In topical use: wounds, varicose ulcers, stomatitis, parodontopatías, pharyngitis, blefaroconjuntivitis, eczema, vulvovaginitis, intertrigo.


Do not prescribe oral dosage forms with alcohol content to children under two years or consultants in the process of alcohol addiction.

Side Effects.

It can cause gastric disorders, for its tannin content. To prevent this should be associated with drug demulcent, such as mauve, the marshmallow or plantain.

Caution / Poisoning.

Take into account the alcohol content of the fluid extract and tincture.

Galenica forms / Dosage.

Internal use:

Infusion: 20 to 30 grams in half a liter of water. Infuse for twenty minutes. Take it during the day.

Fluid extract (1: 1) 25 - 100 drops per dose, one to three times a day.

Tincture (1: 5) 1 - 4 ml, one to three times a day.

Dry extract (5: 1) 100 - 500 mg, two to three times a day.

Dust: A spoonful of dessert one to three times a day.

External use:

Decoction: 70 to 100 g / l, boil two minutes. Apply in the form of towels, lotions, bath or vaginal irrigations.


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