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Used Part.

The young branches.

Active Principles.

Tannins (5%) essential oil (0. 5 - 1%) rich in Thujone (50 - 60%) accompanied by fenchona, alpha - pinene, borneol. Flavonoids: glycosides in quercetol and kenferol.

Drug Action.

Popularly used as emenagogo, anthelmintic and expectorant; in external use, and as astrigente Antihaemorrhoidals; the essential oil as antiverrucoso.


In external use, hemorrhoids, condylomata, papillomas, warts. It has been used to treat menstrual disorders, bronchitis, emphysema, asthma and intestinal parasites.

Caution / Poisoning.

We recommend avoiding their internal administration by the Thujone is a powerful nerve and can lead to high doses, and tetaniformes epileptiforms crisis, mental and sensory disorders and hypotension.

Galenica forms / Dosage.

Tincture (1: 5) apply twice daily for several weeks on the warts (especially for smaller)

Essential oil or fluid extract (1: 1) applied in the form of touch on the warts, papillomas and condylomata. Protect the surrounding area with petroleum jelly FILANTE.


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