Also called Brazil nuts, this food has several medicinal properties such as antioxidant, emollient, energizing, moisturizing, insecticidal, nourishing powers, etc. All of them responsible for the benefits provided by the chestnut to the human body.
Brazil nut tea against liver diseases
The tea produced with this plant is indicated for diseases that involve the liver, such as types of hepatitis, cirrhosis, alcoholic liver disease, liver cancer, etc.
In this way, the drink can ease or eliminate abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting, loss of appetite, dark urine, itchy skin, leg swelling and other common symptoms caused by liver disorders.
- Cauterizes wounds;
- Prevents malnutrition;
- It works as an energizer;
- Cleanses the skin.
Preparing tea from this plant
Brazil nuts can be used in different ways, roasted or fresh as food, through the extracted oil or even with the crushed seeds. However, the way to prepare the tea is through the decoction of the bark of this plant. To do this, put a liter of filtered water on the fire. Then add the chopped husks.
Cover the container and bring to a boil. After the liquid has boiled, wait five minutes to turn off the heat. Finish by straining, so the tea is ready to be consumed. The general tip is to consume up to three cups a day, without sugar, sweetener or honey.
There are no known side effects by scholars caused by tea made with Brazil nut husks.
However, it is recommended to seek a doctor to find out what is the health problem faced by the patient and consult the expert opinion on the use of this natural remedy, especially regarding the ideal amount for each situation.
It is noteworthy that the tea can never be ingested in excess, so as not to put other functionalities of the body at risk. Other recommendations take into account patients such as pregnant women, nursing mothers and children under 12 years of age. In all these situations, the use of this tea should be avoided, as there are still no studies that prove the benefits or harms of this use.