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The flowering tops, fruit.

Active Principles.

Flowering tops: flavonoids: casticina, homoorientina; glycosides iridoideos: Aucuba, agnósido, tannins, bitter principles.

Fruits: essential oil (0. 5%) and rich in cineol pinene.

Drug Action.

Antiestrogenic, galactógeno. It inhibits the secretion of the hormone FSH stimulates the secretion of LH and prolactin secretion slows. Spasmolytic, sedative, vulnerary.


Amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, premenstrual syndrome, meopausia, disorders arising from a hiperfoliculinemia or hyperprolactinemia, dystonia neurovegetative: anxiety, insomnia, palpitations, tachycardia, dizziness, gastrointestinal spasms, injured.


Metabolic deficits of FSH, treatment with female hormones.

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 produce an increase of headaches and menstrual flow.

Caution / Poisoning.

Take into account the alcohol content of the extract fluid.

Galenica forms / Dosage.

Infusion: one tablespoon per cup soup. Infuse 15 minutes. Two to four cups a day.

Fluid extract (1: 1) 1 to 2 grams a day.

Dry extract (10: 1) 100 to 300 mg / day. 1 g equivalent to 10 grams of dried plant)


Bézanger - Beauquesne, L; Pinkas, M; Torck, M; Trotin, F. Medicinal plants of temperate Regions. Paris: Maloine, 1980, pp. 316 - 7.

Paris, RR; Moyse, M. Summary of Matter Médicale. Take III. Paris: Masson, 1971, p. 255.

Peris, JB; Stübing, G; Vanaclocha, B. Applied Fitoterapia. Valencia: M. I. Official College of Pharmacists, 1995, pp. 465 - 6.

Van Hellemont, J. Compendium of Phytothérapie. Bruxelles: Association Pharmaceutique Belge, 1986, p. 430.

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