Plant with velvety leaves and yellow flowers, barbasco belongs to the Scrophulariaceae family and has the scientific name Verbascum thapsus. It can also be called mullein, tripo, candelariae, gordoloboe.And, despite being a herb native to Europe, Africa and Asia, it can also be found in Brazil. For all its compounds, the plant is indicated in the treatment of several diseases. Follow:

medicinal properties

  • Antiallergic;
  • Anti-inflammatory;
  • Antirheumatics;
  • Anodyne.
  • Antitussive;
  • Balsamic;
  • Demulcent;
  • Diuretic;
  • Emollient;
  • Narcotics;
  • Sedative.

Benefits of this plant

Barbasco can be used in three situations, they are: to promote the health of the respiratory system, eliminate pain in the body and also act against problems that affect the skin. For this reason, the plant is indicated for the treatment of coughs, colds, tonsillitis, rhinitis, bronchitis, flu, asthma and other allergic or infectious conditions.

It can also be used to eliminate body aches caused by rheumatism. It eliminates hemorrhoids, it is beneficial to cure burns, abrasions, dermatitis, conjunctivitis, itching and boils.

Prepare the barbasco tea

To prepare tea from this plant, you must first pay attention to the places where it is sold. As it is a little known herb, the easiest place to find it is on the internet, that is, at online health food stores. In the case of this tea, the leaves need to be dry. Once purchased, it’s time to infuse.

Place a tablespoon of the leaves in half a liter of boiled milk. Honey and nutmeg are added, the latter can still be replaced by ginger. Leave to infuse for 10 minutes and as soon as the liquid becomes warm, it can be ingested. First, take half a cup, after 15 minutes the same amount. Then wait 30 minutes and drink again, the rest should be ingested every half hour.

Recommendations and contraindications

Before testing any product, whether natural or not, the most appropriate and sensible attitude is to seek medical advice. This is because, many serious diseases are camouflaged in simple symptoms that do not arouse the concern of patients. So, when some unusual symptoms appear, seek a specialist and ask him about the use of this tea.

It is also worth noting that barbasco contains substances that are harmful to pregnant women, nursing mothers and children under six years of age. For this reason, the use of this plant in these patients is unfeasible. Another contraindication is for those who are allergic to this herb, since the stamens of the leaves have substances capable of causing irritation in the pharynx.