Of Brazilian origin, the fáfia is a plant that has gained the support of the Indians in natural medicine for many years. “Easy soil” as many say in the region where it flourishes, you can see it growing and progressing along rivers, in dense forests or fields. In the more humble rural regions, the population learned from the Indians the beneficial properties found in the Fáfia’s roots, and thus it became known as “paratudo”, an adjective that refers to its diversity of properties.
What are the benefits of fáfia?
Fáfia has several beneficial properties to aid in the treatment of illnesses, or even be used as the only treatment, depending on the case. People who suffer from mental illnesses such as depression, panic disorder, burnout, chronic fatigue or stress, for example, feel better when drinking fafia tea regularly thanks to its stimulant properties. Still, the herb increases the production of leukocytes and red blood cells, preventing circulation problems, hypertension, menopause, diabetes, impotence, hormonal dysfunction, among others.
If you do not suffer from any of the problems mentioned above, you can still use fáfia, which strengthens the body’s immunity and prevents many future ills. Discover a livelier and healthier life in this natural stimulant.
How to prepare fafia tea
The correct way to prepare fafia tea is through infusion. After allowing it to boil long enough – usually around 10 minutes – turn off the heat and keep the kettle covered. When the temperature of the beverage is ideal for consumption, drink it from a cup of tea or a large glass, and repeat the procedure a few hours later. It is important to consume at least twice a day so that the fáfia gradually has the expected effect. Even when you’re feeling better from the problems that afflicted you before drinking the tea, don’t lose the habit of drinking it regularly, this will help keep the ailments from returning and keep your body healthy.
What are the contraindications?
Pregnant women, lactating women and people with heart problems should avoid fafia, as under these conditions they will probably be more sensitive to substances present in the plant, such as Allantoin, Pfafic Acid, Stigmasterol, among others. In case of doubt, consult a doctor.