The plant is rich in diuretic, depurative, anti-scurvy, anti-scrofulous, aperitif and laxative substances. Therefore, it can be indicated to purify the blood, regulate the gastric juice and treat liver diseases. The plant has been used as a popular antidote for strofulus affections, especially of the skin.
To prepare herb tea, you will need a quart of water is a portion of the plant’s leaf. Using a saucepan, bring the water to a boil. As soon as it reaches the boiling point, add the bacabunga leaves and let it boil for about five minutes.
After this time, let the drink rest for another 10 minutes, with the container covered. Then strain the tea to separate the leaves from the liquid. If you prefer, you can sweeten it with a little honey or sugar. The recommended amount for ingestion is, at most, three cups per day.