Commonly identified on the banks of streams, ditches and lakes, bacabunga is a plant of the Scrophulariaceae family. With very peculiar characteristics, the plant has many medicinal properties and can be used completely to treat various ailments.The bacabunga has a robust shape, hollow root, oval leaves slightly toothed on the margin and thick. The flowers are quite numerous, with bright blue coloration, darker veins and a white eye. They usually start to open during the month of May, following into summer.

medicinal properties

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.

Bacabung tea

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.