The bark of this tree were used by the Indians of the Far West. Very soon caught the
of the Spanish who colonized
. Like the bark of
, similar species that grows in Europe, the
shell should not be until after
year of dried, fresh as
conifer forests of the west coast of the United States and
. Is absent in Europe.
shrub or tree of 6 to 12 m in height, of the
of Ramnáceas, with oval leaves of very prominent nerves. The crust is light
or gray, often covered with
the dried bark of the trunk and branches.
Properties and indications:
the bark of this tree contains glycosides anthraquinone (emodina, crisofina) similar to those of the
, as well as other glycosides (aloína, crisaloína) His intense laxative effect, more drastic than that of
, is due to
combination of all these active ingredients, as well as other glycosides (aloína, crisaloína) His intense laxative effect, more drastic than that of
, is due to
combination of all these active ingredients.
Although it is
, at the therapeutic dose is very well tolerated and does not produce nor
retortijones. It can be used for long periods of time, which
not the case with other chemical laxatives. Ideal for cases of
sluggishness, especially in the elderly. It also
mild effect colagogo and eupéptico, which facilitates the functioning of the gallbladder and digestion.
powdered bark of 0. 2 to 0. 3 grams. 3 times
day. In infusion of 3 gm. bark per cup of water, take up to 3 cups daily on an empty
Use with caution in
and during the crisis hemorrhoidal (congestion occurs in the pelvis)