sorbus aucuparia

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sorbus aucuparia
Used Part.

The fruits (berries)

Active Principles.

Sorbitol, organic acids (malic, citric, Succinic) tannins, flavonoids (rutoside, quercetin, isoquercitrósido) carotenoids and anthocyanin pigments, vitamin C, pectin, traces of essential oil.

Drug Action.

The tannins are responsible for its astringent effect, antidiarrheal hemostatic local. The pectin and sorbitol have an osmotic laxative action and mechanics, plus colagoga. Popularly used as a diuretic, digestive, astringent, and vitamin emenagogo (antiscorbutic)


Constipation, diarrhea, dyskinesias bile.


Obstruction of bile.

Caution / Poisoning.

The decoction of the bark of the roots, trunk or branches and the abusive consumption of fresh berries can be toxic.

Galenica forms / Dosage.

Fluid extract (1: 1) 20 drops, 1 to 3 times a day.


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