Ephedra vulgaris

Nota de alcance

PARTE UTILIZADA= Used part: Planta.

ACCIÓN FARMACOLÓGICA= Pharmacological action:
Astringente , antireumático , antialérgico.

POSOLOGÍA= Posology:
La forma más frecuente de uso es como infusión hecha con 20 gramos de planta por litro de agua.

COMPOSICIÓN QUÍMICA= Chemical composition: Indian medicinal plants (Rauwolfia serpentina and Ephedra vulgaris) were analyzed for their chem. compn., vitamins and minerals.  The results revealed the presence of bioactive constituents comprising alkaloids (1.24 to 1.48 m g/100 g), saponins (1.46 to 1.72 m g/100 g), flavonoids (1.46 to 1.86 m g/100 g), phenols (0.06 m g/100 g) and tannins (0.04 to 0.5 m g/100 g).  The medicinal plants contained ascorbic acid (26.42 to 44.03 m g/100 g), riboflavin (0.20 to 0.42 m g/100 g), thiamine (0.11 to 0.18 m g/100 g) and niacin (0.02 to 0.09 m g/100 g).  These herbs are good sources of minerals such as Ca, P, K, Mg, Na, Fe and Zn.  The importance of these chem. constituents is discussed with respect to the role of these herbs in ethnomedicine in India.

ZONA GEOGRÁFICA= Geografical zone:
Argentina.

Nota bibliográfica

1) CONSELL, Danilo M. Enciclopedia de plantas que curan. Buenos Aires: Ediliba, 1987. v.1, p.85.

2) HARISARANRA, R.; SURESH, K.; SARAVANABABU, S. Evaluation of the chemical composition Rauwolfia serpentina and Ephedra vulgaris.  Advances in Biological Research. 2009, vol.3, nº5-6, p.174-178.

Ephedra vulgaris
Término aceptado: 30-Nov-2011