Benefits and properties of fafia
The plant, in addition to being used as a calming and aphrodisiac, has properties that allow its use to control anxiety and nervousness, acting as an anti-inflammatory, bactericide and analgesic. It also combats, due to its action as a stimulant, psychic and physical fatigue.
According to research carried out at the Experimental Oncology Laboratory of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science, by the University of São Paulo, pfafic acid, found in the plant, helps to inhibit the growth of tumors, making it an excellent natural medicine for the treatment of cancer. cancer.
It is rich in vitamins A, complex B, C, D, E, F, in addition to containing saponins, mucilage, amino acids, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, allantoin, sitosterol, stigmasterol, phosphosides and pfafic acid. As a result, it can be used in cases of male sterility, in addition to acting as a natural, analgesic and anti-toxic healing agent, also enhancing insulin action, improving the functioning of the circulatory system and strengthening the heart. According to studies, it also helps in the treatment of sickle cell anemia and as a muscle relaxant. It can also be used to treat varicose veins, inflammation, tremors in elderly people, stress, fatigue, anemia and headaches.
How to prepare tea?
- 1 teaspoon of chopped fáfia roots
- 1 cup (of tea) of water
Put the water in a container and heat it. Then, in a cup, place the fáfia roots and set aside. When the water starts to boil, add to the reserved roots, then cover the container and let it simmer until the mixture is warm. Just then strain and sweeten, if necessary, and then consume.
The recommended dose of tea is 1 cup of tea twice a day.
Contraindications and side effects
The plant is contraindicated for pregnant patients or breastfeeding women. In addition, child patients should not use the plant, as well as cardiac and hypertensive patients. Before using any medication, even if it is natural, it is essential to seek medical help, as some medications can offer interaction and several side effects related to health conditions.