Widely used in alternative medicine, marupá comes from the Simaroubaceae family and is also named arubá, marubá, marupá-trudadeiro, paraúba and simaruba.

The plant is used as an ingredient in a homeopathic tea that can treat problems such as colitis with phlegm, inflammation of the lining of the small intestine, diarrhea and dysentery (the drink helps reduce bowel movements) and stomach cramps.

The drink serves as an alternative treatment for these diseases, but a specialist should be consulted if you fit the symptoms.

Always pay attention to the number of times you have a bowel movement during the day, if there is discomfort or even the presence of blood in your stool.

marupá tea


  • 5 grams of marupá;
  • 1 liter of water.

Method of preparation

Bring the water to a boil and add the plant. Once the water has reached temperature, turn off the heat and smother the container for about 10 minutes. Consume a maximum of three times a day.

See also:  Properties and benefits of parietaria tea