The great botanist Renaissance, Andrea Mattioli, in 1554 published an annotated edition of the medical Matter of Dioscorides, in which it said, as mentioned Font Quer, "the bark of
very mild laxative, which admirably clean the
only be used dry green vomiting occurs. ".
Did not go unnoticed in this illustrious pioneer of botany, the curious process that occurs in the cortex of
: Fresh is toxic, and
an intense effect vomiting.
, over time, will spontaneously lose their toxicity, and gaining
remarkable medicinal virtue. After
year of drying, the bark of
valued remedy for constipation.
abundant in the forests and damp of Europe and the northern half of Spain. Known and used in the Americas, where he also farmed species Rhamnus purshiana (shell
plant below this) whose medicinal properties are similar to those of Rhamnus
shrub of the
of Ramnáceas, 2 - 3 m tall, without spines, small flowers with five petals. Da as
, black and shiny in the
, when ripe.
the dried bark of the trunk and branches.
Properties and indications:
the active ingredients of the crust are
Anthraquinone glycosides, which give the following properties:
Mild laxative action,
effective. No cause retortijones or
stools, or other
own side of laxatives irritants. Neither leads to loss of
and other minerals, or
secondary facts which are frequently in regular users of chemical laxatives. And, if this were not enough, the bowel is not accustomed to their jobs, so that its effects remain constant even when ingested over
of time. It is therefore ideal for those suffering from
laziness many years, and have already tested several laxatives, without much success, sometimes with nothing undesirable side effects. These patients, who are often women, if they want to overcome this unpleasant condition, should continue to further dietary fiber in
as the botanist said Mattioli, the bark of
also for the smooth functioning of the
by its effect colerética. Those suffering from acute and
, various hepatopathies or even
, will benefit from their use.
obstruction, acute abdomen, gastroduodenal ulcer,
irritable bowel syndrome
, renal or
isuficiencia (see precautions) Incompatible with treatment with
or base of alkalizing: bicarbonate,
salts (including mineral waters rich in these parts)
Do not prescribe dosage forms with
content for oral administration in
under two years or consultants in the process of
decoction with 20 - 30 grams. shredded bark, old (one year at least) in half
of water. Boil for 20 minutes, if allowed to stand for
few hours, increasing their efficiency, filter and take 1 - 2 cups, preferably at night, to produce effect the next
The bark is used as
mild laxative, and against
putrefaction gases. Regulate bowel
without creating habit.
Anthraquinone compounds (6 - 10%) emodol derivatives, crisofanol, frangulina,
and B, formed by partial hydrolysis of glucofrangulósidos
. The dry drug must contain at least 7% of glucofrangulinas, expressed as glucofrangulina
Caution / Poisoning.
The drug must be well drained (100 º
for one hour) and old (at least one year) to bring about the transformation of Antron and antranoles in anthraquinone, which is
for therapeutic use. It is not advisable to continue long - term care, or use doses higher than those indicated. Starting treatment with low dosificaciones. El plant use fresh, high - dose, prolonged treatments, or because of individual sensitivity to drugs, can cause
irritation by cramping pain, with sharp
spasms, vomiting and nausea.
Your continued use (abuse) causes
loss of electrolytes, especially
(which could involve
strengthening of the indirect effect of cardiotóticos)
Take into account the
content of the fluid extract and tincture.
For the treatment of
constipation or usual, we recommend using laxatives mechanics, and introduce the necessary moficicaciones in diet and habits.
The bark of
should not be taken together with baking soda, salt, fruit, milk of magnesia or any other alkaline, because their effect is significantly diminished. It
inadvisable to use in case of
, lactation and
crises hemorrhoidal (inflamed
Galenica forms / Dosage.
Use (see precautions)
5 to 10 grams per
. Boil 15 minutes, let macerate for 2 hours.
1 to 2 grams
laxative, and 4 to 5 g / day as
laxative, in capsules of 0. 5 g.
Fluid extract (1:
1) 20 - 80 drops per day.
10) 15 to 30 drops one to three times daily before meals.
Dry extract (5:
1) 100 to 300 mg / day, in one to three shots.
laxative, we recommend
dose at bedtime. The effect occurs at about ten hours.
compresses tincture (1: 10)
Dose recommended by the
The correct individual dose is the minimum necessary to achieve the effect.
preparations equivalent to 15 - 25 mg glucofrangulósidos, expressed as glucofrangulósido
, taken at night in
We do not recommend use in
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