Native to the southeastern United States, false acacia has been introduced in several other regions of the world, such as North America, Europe and Asia.

Its benefits are related to every medicinal property it has, helping from the digestive system to the nervous system.

Although uncommon in Brazil, this plant can be found in health food stores online and the tea made with it is an excellent home remedy. Check out!

plant properties

  • Astringent;
  • Cholagogue;
  • Vomiting;
  • Emollient;
  • Antispasmodic;
  • Diuretic;
  • Digestive;
  • Laxative;
  • Sedative.

Benefits of fake acacia tea

This plant produces a tea beneficial to the digestive system, as it is indicated to treat problems such as poor digestion, esophagitis, constipation and heartburn.

The drink can also be used to stimulate the production of bile, a substance that is extremely necessary in the process of digesting food. In addition to these beneficial effects, false acacia tea also combats stress, nervousness and spasms. It is also indicated to overcome fatigue.

How to prepare tea?

Place a cup of filtered water and a tablespoon of the dried tea leaves in a pot. Bring the mixture to a boil and after reaching the boiling state, turn off the heat and cover the container. Wait for the infusion to be ready in approximately 10 minutes.

Then strain the tea and without sweetening it, drink it warm. In addition to not adding any type of sugar, it is important to prepare the exact amount for each dose, considering that over time the drink loses the desired effect.

Side Effects and Other Cautions

The use of this plant in the form of tea, but externally, can cause allergic reactions in patients or even intoxication, for these reasons it is essential to seek medical help both to know what the actual health problem is and also to understand what is the most appropriate dosage of this plant in the treatment.

In addition, incorrect use of this natural remedy can cause the following symptoms: dilation of pupils, dry throat, dizziness, muscle contraction, abdominal pain and cardiac arrhythmias.

In more serious cases or in which the doctor is not consulted, consumption can lead to the patient’s death. It is noteworthy that pregnant women, nursing mothers and children under 10 years old should not use this tea.