The Brazilian cerrado has a diversity in its flora. In fact, it is an area known for large and very beautiful trees. One of these plants is the black sucupira , which besides having majestic structural characteristics also carries many medicinal properties.

Belonging to the Fabaceae family, this tree may be known by other names such as cutiúba, sicupira, sucupira-açu, sapupira-do-campo, sucupira-parda, sicupira-do-cerrado, etc.

And, just as it has several nomenclatures, it is also known for the variety of beneficial effects. Check out:

Black sucupira: benefits and properties

  • Astringent;
  • Antirheumatics;
  • Depurative;
  • Hypoglycemic;
  • Tonic.

Given these medicinal properties, it is possible to say that sucupira black serves to treat diseases such as syphilis, gout and ulcers . In addition, it can be used to improve patients who have digestive problems, eczema and dermatosis.

Individuals who have a fever can benefit from this plant as it helps to regulate body temperature . Those who have body limitations due to gout, rheumatism and arthritis should also enjoy the beneficial effects of this natural remedy.

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black sucupira diabetes tea treats

In addition to all the points mentioned above, black sucupira still has anti-diabetic action . For this reason, it is an allied plant for the patient who has diabetes, as it helps to regulate the levels of insulin present in the body.

How to prepare and use black sucupira tea?

There are three ways to use black sucupira for natural treatments, they are: preparing a stem bark decoction, a root bark decoction and an infusion of seeds.

In the first case, it is necessary to put a liter of filtered water in a pan. Then, 10 grams of the stem bark must be crushed with the help of a pestle. Then just mix them with the liquid and put them on fire. After boiling for 10 minutes, the tea is ready to be strained and consumed. The dosage should not exceed three cups a day .

The root bark decoction should be done in the same way, taking into account the amount of herb and liquid. As well as the duration of time in the fire and the dosage to be consumed during the day.

In the case of infusion of seeds, it is necessary to have a cup of boiled water and then add a teaspoon of seeds. Then cover the container and wait for five minutes. After the set time, the infusion will be ready to be consumed, being recommended not to exceed three cups.

Contraindications of this tea

Even though it is a home remedy, black sucupira tea should not be consumed by everyone. This is because there are substances in this plant that are not recommended for children, pregnant women or women who are in the lactation period.

In addition, in general, it is more recommended that the patient seek medical help before opting for any treatment, whether natural or not. Remembering that self-medication can be as harmful as not seeking treatment is important to ensure better health.