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English: Veronica.

French: Véronique.

From the family of Escrofulariáceas.

Expectorant and digestive, laxative, catarrh of the stomach, intestine and bladder. Fatigue excess mental work.

External use: To combat eczema.

The name of Veronica male was given by comparison with the ABRÓTANO. It is also known in Europe because tea with dried twigs are prepared infusions.

Medicinal properties: It has been given plenty of qualities, most baseless. Anyway, we can say that with the verónica prepared snacks are prepared, expectorants, stomach and vulnerary (to heal the wounds)

HARVESTING: In early summer, when the plant is in bloom (blooms in May) it's time to trim twigs with flowers and leaves. Are left to dry in the sun and stored in a cool and dry.

FEATURES: This is a perennial grass, creeping stem that winds along the surface of the soil by issuing many vertical branches, so that when they dry a few, are always others. Thus, a plant Veronica can live many years. The vertical branches do not reach more than 30 cm. The leaves come in pairs, arranged around the stem, on the floor and the vertical branches. The flowers are grouped by covering almost an entire branch, are colored blue, and cause a triangular fruit covered with hair, like the whole plant. Its flavor is bitter, astringent. It is known also as Veronica male and tea in Europe.

LOCATION: Live in Europe, except in the Mediterranean region, up to 1, 000 m above sea level, in the bushes and soils Cilicia.

At one time was considered a plant with plenty of virtues, so much so that in 1690, Johan Franke, a fan of herbal medicine, he devoted a book of 300 pages entitled Veronica theezans. To understand such esteem for a plant, one would think that either there has been a confusion of names or, more likely, some exceptional environmental conditions at certain times and in some regions led to the production of active ingredients.

USES AND APPLICATIONS: It is used in infusion from the dried plant (flowers and leaves with traces of the twigs where they reside) Just a handful for a cup. Once cooled, being warm, can be used to heal wounds and wash eczema. For use internally, as an aperitif and digestive, using the same infusion, but sweetened with honey or sugar.

Drawing a sprig of Veronica in detail of his head. Along those lines, picture of your beautiful blooms, taken in decoction with the leaves are used to offset the lack of appetite, as expectorant, stomach and vulnerary.

Used Part.

Sumidades the air.

Active Principles.

Heterósidos iridoideos: Aucuba, MINECO, veronicósido, verprósido, barking. Flavonoids, tannings; mannitol; bitter principles; phenolic acids: caféico, chlorogenic; saponosides triterpenic; phytosterols: beta - sitosterol; traces of essential oil.

Drug Action.

The bitter confers snacks and digestive properties; tannins, astringent and vulnerary; the saponosides, slightly balsamic. The irodoides, anti - inflammatory and antiallergic. It is soothing, reducing agents, antimicrobial (Klebsiella pneumoniae, Staphylococcus aureus) and antifungal (Candida albicans) Popularly is considered purifying.


Inappetence, dyspepsia hiposecretoras, gastritis, gastric ulcers, flatulence, diarrhea. Bronchitis, emphysema, asthma. In topical use: wounds, skin ulcers, dermatomycosis, vulvovaginitis, rheumatism, gout.


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

Caution / Poisoning.

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

Galenica forms / Dosage.

Internal use:

Infusion: One tablespoon per cup dessert. Infuse 10 minutes. Two or three cups a day.

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

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

Juice of fresh plant: 25 to 60 g per day.

External use:

Decoction: 40 - 50 g / l. Simmer 10 minutes. Apply in the form of irrigation or towels.

Excerpt fluid diluted to 20%.


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