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Used Part.

The flowering tops.

Active Principles.

Derivatives flavones: espireósido (glucoside in quercetol) Monotropa (unfold in the spring and methyl salicylate) Gálicos tannins. Small quantities of essential oil: salicilaldehyde, Anisaldehyde.

Drug Action.

The Monotropa is hydrolyzed by the bacteria, resulting in methyl salicylate, an anti - inflammatory, analgesic, antipyretic, an anticoagulant. The heterósidos and flavonoids have a diaphoretic, diuretic (uricosuric and azotúrica) and reinforcing the anti - inflammatory activity. The astringent tannins exert an action.


Fever, flu - like illnesses, colds. Urolithiasis, rheumatism, hyperuricemia, gout, oliguria, edemas, cystitis, urethritis. Swollen joints. Prevention of thromboembolism, atherosclerosis.


Hypersensitivity to salicylates.

We recommend not to prescribe concentrated extracts of ulmaria in case of gastric ulcers, active bleeding or when continued treatment with anticoagulants or hemostats.

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

Caution / Poisoning.

Discontinuous prescribe treatments.

Take into account the alcohol content of the extract fluid from the dye and syrup.

Galenica forms / Dosage.

Internal use:

Infusion: One tablespoon per cup dessert, infuse 10 minutes, three to five cups a day, after meals.

Fluid extract (1: 1) 30 - 50 drops, one to three times a day.

Tincture (1: 10) 50 - 100 drops, one to three times a day.

Syrup (5% extract fluid) A soup spoon, three times a day.

Dry extract (5: 1) 300 mg / capsule. A six a day.

External use:

Decoction: 30 g / l, boil 15 minutes. Apply warm compresses or in the form of local baths (rheumatic diseases)

Fluid extract, glycolic extract.


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