Cambuí belongs to the Myrtacea family and is also known as hume-caá stone, hume-caá stone and stone-ume-kaa. The part of the plant that can be used for alternative treatments is its leaves, bark and root.

The medicinal properties that the plant has are mainly for those who face problems such as uncontrolled cholesterol, diarrhea, diabetes, enteritis, kidney problems, inflammation in the ovaries and uterus, hemorrhoids and it can also be a strong ally for those in the process of losing weight.

Cambuí is an excellent anti-diabetic, hypoglycemic and helps to reduce substances that cause constriction.
But despite bringing so many health benefits, ingesting the tea from the plant is not recommended for children.

cambou tea


  • 1 dessert spoon of the chopped plant;
  • 200 ml of water.

Preparation mode

Bring the water to a boil and add the spoons with the chopped plant. After the liquid comes to a boil, turn off the heat and smother the container for ten minutes and then consume.

Try to drink tea 4 times a day, especially if you have diabetes. If you use the leaves, make the tea by infusion. But if you prefer to use the bark or root, prepare the drink from the decoction.