To solve health problems related to skin and rheumatic diseases, nothing better than betting on the curative properties of the bush canopy. It is a plant belonging to the Euphobiaceae family that is native to the Brazilian flora , being found in all regions.

The canopy of the bush is a small tree, not exceeding four meters in height. It is easily identified due to its short, soft down cover. Its leaves are green and have an elongated oval shape. The fruit appears as a small capsule subdivided into three parts, where the seeds can be found.

Depending on the region where the species is found, it may also be known by the name of the true canopy.

Medicinal properties of bush canopy

The plant began to be used in the process of treating and curing some diseases inspired by popular wisdom.

Thus, the bush canopy is indicated in cases of problems related to the skin , such as: scrofula, eczema, impingem , erysipelas, ulcers , engorgement and lymph nodes. Its use is also indicated in combat rheumatic diseases , venereal diseases , cervical ulcers and cutaneous manifestations of syphilis .

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However, before including the plant in any routine, it is worth consulting the doctor first. Only he will be able to attest that its use will not bring any consequences to health.

Contraindications and care

So far, no contraindication has been registered in relation to the use of the plant by men, however, as a means of prevention, pregnant women or those who are in the process of breastfeeding should stay away from the canopy of the bush. The excess of the plant can also cause side effects, depending on the organism of each patient.

bush canopy tea

One of the easiest ways to include true canopy in alternative treatments is through tea brewing . To do this, just separate 200 ml of filtered water and two grams of dried herb (one tablespoon). Bring the water to boil in a container with a lid. As soon as it starts bubbling, turn off the heat and add the herb.

Let the mixture sit for about 10 minutes. Keep the container closed, which will end up helping the infusion process. Use a sieve to remove the herb from the drink. The recommendation is that bush canopy tea be ingested up to three times a day.

In cases of skin conditions, the concomitant use of the infusion and compresses of the leaves or infusion is recommended.