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Calluna tea – Benefits and properties

by Dianna Leon

Calluna, also popularly known as heather, is a plant with antioxidant and photoprotective properties, which has a long history of use in folk medicine and which has been arousing scientific curiosity, with studies related to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. . Check out the medicinal properties and benefits provided by calluna tea:

The medicinal properties of calluna

The composition of calluna contains flavonoids, such as quercetin or kaempferol, which have an anti-inflammatory, calming and anti-allergic action; and arbutóside, which has antioxidant and antiseptic action, especially in the treatment of the urinary tract.

Furthermore, this plant contains tannins that have an astringent and tissue regenerating action.

Benefits and indications for use

Due to the properties present in calluna, its tea brings many benefits to our health, being indicated in the treatment of cases of urinary tract infections, hypertension, rheumatic pain and gout, it smoothes eczema, regenerates and protects the skin, bladder stones and kidneys, relieves intestinal gas, reduces the appearance of age spots, benign prostatic hyperplasia, protects against the effects of UVB rays and other health problems.

Heather tea stands out for helping to treat kidney problems. The kidneys are vital organs in the human body, with the function of filtering toxins, bacteria and other harmful substances from our body, taking them to be eliminated through the urine. The kidneys can present problems, such as the loss of the ability to perform their functions or problems that cause a lot of pain, such as “kidney stone”. Calluna tea is very diuretic and helps to treat kidney diseases to a mild degree.

How to prepare calluna tea?

To prepare calluna tea and enjoy its benefits, just follow the recipe below:


– 2 tablespoons of calluna flower;
– 1 liter of water.

Preparation mode:

Put 1 liter of water to boil in a pan. After that, add two tablespoons of the plant’s flower and let it steep for approximately 15 minutes. Strain and drink 2-3 cups of this tea a day, hot or cold.

Before starting any treatment, including natural, remember the importance of consulting a specialist

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