To combat thrush, diabetes, dysmenorrhea, sterility, ulcers, inflammation in the uterus and ovaries, there is nothing better than baicurú tea. The plant belongs to the Plumbaginaceae family, popularly known as guaicuru and marsh rosemary. It is native to southern Brazil, but can also be found in countries such as Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and the United States. Due to its anti-inflammatory, bactericidal and astringent properties, it is widely used by the pharmaceutical industry.Among the characteristics of the plant, it has a long and subcylindrical root; the bark is quite fibrous and granular in color; and the flower resembles that of the saxifraga. The plant, found abundantly, regardless of the season, just being cultivated in the right places and in the right climate. The used part of the baicurú is the tubers and leaves. One of the 320 species of Plumbaginaceae, the Baicurú vegetates on the coast, partially buried in the sand and sometimes covered by the sea.

Baicurú benefits

As already mentioned, baicurú is an important ally in fighting inflammation and bacteria, in addition to being a powerful astringent. Among women who wish to become pregnant, tea from the plant is quite widespread as it is believed to increase fertility. It is also indicated to combat diseases such as diabetes, dysmenorrhea, uterine discharge, sterility, inflammation (uterus, ovaries) and ulcers. Among the active principles of the plant are: sulfates, chlorites and phosphates of sodium, potassium, magnesium and calcium.

Using the Baicurú

The plant can be used in the form of tea, in the proportion of 10g of fresh roots or 5g of dry roots, or even a tablespoon for each cup of water, up to three times a day. To prepare the drink, just put water to boil, when it is boiling, add the baicurú root and then turn off the heat. Let it sit for about five minutes and the tea will be ready to drink. It is recommended that ingestion be done at intervals of less than 12 hours.

Another way to consume the herb is through 30g capsules. For this variation, it is recommended that it be eaten before the main meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner. The plant can also be found in the form of a liquid extract, used according to the specializations of the laboratory that produced it.

To make the best use of the plant, it is advised that women avoid drinking tea during pregnancy, especially in the first three months. After that, in breastfeeding the use of the substance should also be avoided. It is important that, before starting any treatment, even if it is natural, seek medical advice. He will know the best way to do it, according to the needs of each person.