viburnum prunifolium

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viburnum prunifolium
Used Part.

The bark of the trunk and branches.

Active Principles.

Coumarin: escopoletol, esculetol; chlorogenic acid, malic, isoclorogénico, salicylic, or salicósido salicina (0. 2%) Flavonoids (amentoflavona) essential oil; triterpenes: alpha - and beta - amyrin, and oleanólico Ursola acids, beta - sitosterol. Tannins (2%)

Drug Action.

The cumarinas give it a sedative action, spasmolytic similar to that of papaverine, though milder, acting as antiasmático and antidismenorréico. The polyphenols are responsible for their actions diuretic, antiseptic, astringent and venotónica. The salicina gives febrífugo properties and medicines.


Bronchial asthma, dysmenorrhea, varicose veins, hemorrhoids, phlebitis, fever, rheumatism. In external use: stomatitis, pharyngitis, vulvovaginitis, wounds, eczema, skin infections.


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

Caution / Poisoning.

Although salicylates are present in low proportion in the plant, we advise avoiding the prescription of concentrated extracts of birch to patients with active bleeding, or thrombocytopenia undergoing treatment with anticoagulants or hemostats.

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

Galenica forms / Dosage.

Internal use:

Decoction: A spoonful of dessert per cup, boil 5 minutes. 2 or 3 cups a day.

Fluid extract (1: 1) 20 - 40 drops, one to three times a day, accompanied by infusion or sugar water.

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

External use:

Decoction, applied as compresses, lotions, mouthwashes, gargarismos, irrigations.


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