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Among the major medicinal uses of the highlights of Sauce lower fever. The treatment consists of the macerate of leaves with water, to which are added sheets of ash for bathing the sick, it is also recommended for those damaged nerves, which is suggested to use the infusion of flowers and the bark of the tree. Moreover, the Blanco Ahuijote or Sauce is equally effective in treating wounds or gangrene, which are placed in the affected party, with the encouragement of cooking the roots. For cases of rheumatism branches serve with boiled red sauce, and the resulting water provides foot baths.

Tree that reaches up to 10 meters high and presents the crust cracked. Its leaves are elongated and pointy yellow green color. The flowers hang in clusters resembling white worms. Lives in warm climates, semi, dry and mild. It is in the wild where it grows near agricultural land or streams. Is associated with the Xeric scrublands, forests of oak and mixed pine.

Used Part.

Bark, leaves and eventually amentos varieties of Salix alba, S. and S. purpurea daphnoides, S. fragilis. Sometimes they sell other varieties with lower content salicina: S. viminalis, S. nigricans, S. pentantra and S. caprea, and so on.

Active Principles.

Heterósidos phenolic (1, 5 - 11%) salicina or salicósido (glucoside of saligenina) salicortina, tremulacina, salirrepósido, and so on. Salicylic alcohol. Acids: salicylic, vanilla, rubber, caféico. Vanillin. Flavonoids, isosalipurpósido (chalcone) tannins. In the beginning there are buds estrogen (estriol)

The more species - rich salicósido are: Salix purpurea L. 6 - 8, 5%) Salix daphnoides Vill. 4, 9 - 5, 6%) S. L. fragilis (3, 9 - 10, 2%) content Salix alba, L. varies between 0. 5 and 1%)

* German Pharmacopoeia: the dry drug must contain at least 1% of salicósido.

Drug Action.

Salicylic compounds produced an analgesic effect, antitérmico, anti - inflammatory, antirheumatic, spasmolytic, antiplatelet and slightly sedative, activity in stronger amentos. The tannins give it an astringent.


Febrile syndromes: influenza, colds. Rheumatism, neuralgia, headaches, dysmenorrhea by difficulty in removing clots. Gastrointestinal spasm, bile dyskinesias, nervous disorders. Prevention of thromboembolism.


Hypersensitivity to salicylates.

We recommend avoiding their prescription for patients with gastric ulcers, disorders of the blood clotting deficiency, active bleeding or in treatment with acetyl salicylic acid derivatives or other anticoagulants.

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

Side Effects.

In people hypersensitive to salicylates, may cause allergic reactions (hay fever, asthma, bronchospasm, urticaria)

Caution / Poisoning.

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

Galenica forms / Dosage.


Decoction: 25 to 50 g / l, boil 10 minutes, let macerate for 12 hours. Three cups a day.

Dust: 0. 5 to 5 g per day (maximum 10 g / day) 400 - 500 mg capsules.

Fluid extract (1: 1) 25 - 50 drops, three to five times a day.

Tincture (1: 5) 50 - 100 drops, one to three times a day.

Dry extract (5: 1) 0. 3 to 1 g / day.


Infusion: 5 grams per cup, infuse 10 minutes. Three cups a day.

Fluid extract (1: 1) a teaspoon of coffee, twice a day.


Infusion: 5 grams per cup, infuse 10 minutes. Three cups a day.

Fluid extract (1: 1) 30 - 50 drops once or twice a day.


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