Struthanthus flexicaulis  is the scientific name for the birdweed, a plant belonging to the Loranthaceae family . It is a species that is concentrated in the Brazilian Cerrado and is seen as a plant that lodges in others. Due to this last characteristic, it is difficult to be combated when it penetrates the stem of its hosts, but the birdweed does not cause any harm to other trees.

Medicinal properties and beneficial effects

This plant has the ability to clean the airways that can be infected with secretions. In this sense, it optimizes breathing so that patients with problems related to this system have a better quality of life.

Indicated Problems

  • Respiratory affections;
  • Bronchitis;
  • Diseases of the uterus;
  • Chest pain;
  • Hemoptysis;
  • Bleeding;
  • Pneumonia;
  • Stitch in the side of the heart.

How to prepare this tea?

Look for birdweed leaves at health food stores, online or at places that sell these items within your city. Municipal markets or public fairs are also good places to find this plant. After you buy, prepare a decoction with the leaves, first crushing them and then adding them to a cup of boiling water.

After the tea has been on the fire for at least five minutes, turn it off and allow it to cool. Do not add sugar or sweetener. If you prefer, you can add honey or lemon to improve the flavor. Drink the liquid up to three times a day and at spaced times.

Additional Information

In the medicinal literature there are no side effects caused by birdbath tea. However, it is worth noting that if the patient experiences unusual symptoms, it is necessary to seek medical help as soon as possible. By taking precise precautions, an individual can avoid more serious health problems.

Medical clearance is required regarding the use of this natural remedy to combat the problems described earlier in the text. During the consultations, the professional will evaluate the case and, if he finds it convenient, he can allow the use of weed bird, as well as he can also prescribe the exact amount to ingest safely.