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Angico peel tea : Benefits and Recipes

by Dianna Leon
Angico peel tea

Native to Tropical America and especially found in Brazilian territory, the angico is a tree of the genera AnadenantheraParapiptadenia, and Piptadenia. Its cultivation is convenient for industries that use good quality wood to make furniture and other objects. However, this is not the only reason why this tree is useful, as studies have proven several medicinal properties contained in the bark. Found throughout Brazil, this tree receives other popular names, such as virgin acacia, cambuí, corupa, and paricá. Its chemical constituents are dye, mucilage, resin, and tannins, which contribute to the plant’s good properties.

Angel benefits

  • Syrup from the bark of this plant is used in cases of diarrhea and angina;
  • Its astringent, depurative, and hemostatic properties are useful in many cases, even for gonorrhea and leukorrhea;
  • Dissolved angico gum treats respiratory illnesses such as asthma, bronchitis, and cough;
  • Simpler cases of colds and flu also benefit from the treatment provided by the bark of the tree;
  • It is used in the fight against rickets;
  • It relieves lung problems and cures certain inflammations such as pharyngitis;
  • Organic weakness can be part of the treatments provided by angico peel tea.

Simple Tea Peel Recipe

Bring a liter of water to the fire and wait until it starts to boil. Please turn off the heat, add a tablespoon of the angico peel, keep mixing for a few minutes, and cover it to remain infused for ten or fifteen minutes. After this time, strain and sweeten with honey or brown sugar. Drink a cup of this tea three times a day.

Contraindications and side effects

As with all herbs, there are some contraindications to angico consumption. Infants and pregnant women are the main people who should not consume, as the plant is toxic in these cases. Consuming in excess is a mistake, as it can damage the nasal septum and the mucous membranes of the mouth. Dried leaves and seeds have a hallucinogenic effect, which can be quite dangerous. If you have such a plant on the farm, it is best to keep it in a place well away from livestock, as the leaves are toxic to these animals.

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