💊 Chemical information


In Eur..

Ph. Eur. 6.2

(Loosestrife; Lythri Herba). The dried flowering tops, whole or cut, of Lythrum salicaria. It contains not less than 5.0 % of tannins, expressed as pyrogallol and calculated with reference to the dried drug. Protect from light.

💊 Profile

Purple loosestrife, Lythrum salicaria (Lythraceae), is used in herbal medicine for the treatment of diarrhoea. It is also used for its astringent and antimicrobial properties.

💊 Preparations

Proprietary Preparations

Fr.: Salicairine. Multi-ingredient: Fr.: Saugella; Ital.: Gynegella P†; Spain: Natusor Astringel†.
Published May 08, 2019.