The combination of herbs when preparing a tea is commonly used, mainly due to the need to add different properties to combat certain types of illnesses. In this text, you will learn a little more about aroeira with barbatimão tea, as well as its properties, benefits in which diseases this mixture can combat.

Both plants are well known in the Brazilian territory, however, even when it comes to ingredients extracted from nature, the medical consultation should not be left behind, since the success of the treatment will depend on the way the patient’s body will react. Other than that, allergy is a reaction that cannot be dispensed with, which is also linked to each patient’s reaction.

mastic properties

Aroeira is a plant that belongs to the Anacardiaceae family, which is quite comprehensive: it has between 60 and 80 genera, with more than 600 known species. The most suitable for consumption is the aroeira tame. This plant has astringent, balsamic, healing, diuretic, laxative, depurative, aphrodisiac, tonic, antispasmodic, emmenagogue, antileukoreic, anti-inflammatory and bactericidal properties.

Thus, aroeira can be used in the treatment of rheumatism, fever, diarrhea, gout, sexually transmitted diseases such as leukorrhea, loins and syphilis, and sciatica. It also comes in as an agent in the treatment of various inflammations and wounds. Furthermore, the plant’s diuretic properties help those who have urinary problems. Depending on the case, the aroeira tea can be used internally or for baths.

barbatimão properties

Found in various regions of Brazil, from Amapá to Paraná, the plant is named after its indigenous origin. It is widely used by Indians in rituals, to paint the body. Among the properties related to the use of the plant, highlighting the astringent actions; anti-hemorrhagic; antiseptic; antibacterial; antiblenorrhagic; antidiabetic; antidiarrheal; anti-scurvy; antileukoreic; healing; blood coagulant; diuretics; emetics; ophthalmic and tonic.

The benefits of barbatimão are divided according to the material used. For example, if the bark is used, the plant can help treat skin diseases, ulcers, throat disorders, anemia, diarrhea, hemoptysis, gastritis, cancer and diabetes. In addition, it can act to combat vaginal discharge, gonorrhea, urethral and vaginal catarrh, leukorrhea and uterine bleeding.

If the part used is the leaves, it is possible to have a tonic action on the body, increasing tissue vitality and leaving the body even more invigorating. In addition to this benefit, the leaves act by increasing urine production and fighting hernia.

How to prepare aroeira tea with barbatimão

After knowing in isolation all the properties and benefits of aroeira and barbatimão, it’s time to know how the combination of them works in the body. In the form of tea, these two plants mixed together can treat fever-related problems, lowering the temperature and ending the feeling of being sick. The drink is also recommended to accelerate the healing of problems caused by bacteria and viruses, such as sore throat, for example.

Its properties are also widely used when the case in question involves the treatment of sexually transmitted diseases and vaginal discharge among women.

How to prepare aroeira tea with barbatimão


  • 200 ml of filtered water;
  • 1 tablespoon of mastic leaf
  • 1 piece of barbatimão bark.

Method of preparation:

Using a pot with a lid, bring the water to a boil. As soon as it starts to show the first signs of boiling, add the aroeira and the barbatimão and let it boil for two minutes. After this time, turn off the heat and wait about 10 minutes. Remember to keep the container capped. Then just strain the drink.