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The wheat (Triticum aestivum L. is the most important cereal for its growing consumption and its broad range of adaptation, occupying first place in the world both in area harvested and production. It is an essential component in the diet of the world's population and a commodity that contributes to the development of the economies of many countries. For some decades has been observing a growing consumption by the rapid growth of human population and the diversification of their diet. In 1997, globally, wheat ranked third in performance with 2. 69 ton. ha - 1; at national ranked first in performance with 4. 32 ton. ha - 1 and the production value was $ 3 ' 715900600 U. S. dollars.

Used Part.

Fruit (seed) bran, flour, germ.

Active Principles.

Fiber, starch, cellulose, gluten, phytosterols: beta - sitosterol, vitamin E.

Drug Action.

Saved: laxative, Saciantes, cholesterol, blood glucose lowering (reduces the intestinal absorption of carbohydrates and lipids) demulcent, resolutivo. By increasing the elimination of fecal calcium, is recommended for people with urolithiasis.

Flour: nutritious, antiphlogistic, decisive.

Germ, germ oil: vitamin, lipid.

Yeast: antiphlogistic.


Saved: constipation, Overweight adjunct treatment, hyperlipidemia, urolithiasis, diabetes, diverticulosis, irritable bowel syndrome.

Bran and / or flour (white or integral) in external use: bruises, bruises, swelling joints, myalgia, colds, tonsillitis, skin rashes unspecific of infants.

Starch: demulcent, intervener in the development of pharmaceutical tablets (as desintegrante) antidote for poisoning by iodine.

Yeast: boils.

Germ, oil: atherosclerosis, hyperlipidemia.


Flour: intolerance to gluten.

Caution / Poisoning.

At the beginning and during treatment with fiber, it must be to control blood sugar levels to adjust, if necessary, the dose of insulin or oral agents.

Galenica forms / Dosage.

Internal use:

Saved: 20 g / day in two shots, with plenty of water.

We recommend setting the dose gradually, and add plants carminativa, to alleviate flatulence.

Germ: a spoonful of soup or dessert, one to three times a day.

Wheat germ oil: an end to three teaspoons a day, or in the form of soft capsules.

External use:

Bran, flour: popularly used as a vehicle of heat in the form of bags of dried hot or plasters or towels prepared with hot water or vinegar.

Extract hidroglicólico.


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