When we talk about aroeira, the plant that is already well known in the Brazilian territory comes to mind, but what not everyone knows is that there are other types of aroeira. It belongs to the Anacardiaceae family, which is quite comprehensive: it has between 60 and 80 genera, with more than 600 known species. The most suitable for consumption is the sweet mastic , since the others (such as white or wild) cause effects similar to urticaria, edema and erythema! Therefore, it is good to know the types of aroeira tame, the recommended ones: aroeira-do-campo, almecegueira, lentisco, rasteira, mole and others.
As it is a medicinal plant , it is natural that it is widely consumed in teas. In Brazilian homes, many people are already aware of the benefits of this native plant and have been enjoying the thousand uses of aroeira for a long time. In addition, the benefits of the plant go far beyond those already known and passed on from generation to generation.
Benefits of mastic tea
The properties of this tea are: astringent, balsamic, healing, diuretic, laxative, depurative, aphrodisiac, tonic, antispasmodic, emmenagogue, antileukoreic, anti-inflammatory and bactericidal. From these properties, its proven benefits to date are:
- Indicated for cases of rheumatism treatment.
- Makes the fever go down.
- Good for diarrhea cases.
- Assists in the treatment of gout.
- Indicated for cases of leukorrhea, tongue and syphilis.
- Good for sciatica sufferers.
- Its diuretic property helps those who have urinary problems.
- It can be used in various inflammations and wounds.
There are two most common ways to use mastic tea. The first is by infusion or decoction, which helps in cases of internal illness (such as urinary problems, diarrhea, etc.) and the second is by compression, which helps in cases of external illness (such as wounds, skin infections and others) .
Aroeira tea recipe
The preparation of aroeira tea is very easy and fast, in a short time you will enjoy its benefits. Check-out:
– Boil a liter of mineral water
– Put 100g of mastic leaves in water
– Let it rest for up to 5 minutes
– Take 3 to 4 tablespoons a day. It can be eaten chilled.
– Boil a liter of water.
– Add 3 or 4 pieces of mastic bark.
– Store in the refrigerator and after cold, consume throughout the day.
– Cook a liter of water.
– Add 25g of plant husks.
– With the mixture, take the hottest bath you can stand, for 15 minutes.