Using the leaves and bark in natural medicine recipes, the imbé vine is a plant of the Araceae family. Depending on the region where it is found, it is also known as curuba and spring leaf.

Physical characteristics

The imbé vine is a plant that lives on other plants, but has no parasitic habits. Its trunk can reach up to two meters in height, with thickness compared to a human arm. Its canopy is leafy and makes it known as one of the most beautiful ornamental plants.

Its leaves have an oval shape at the apex and sagittiform at the base, forming a large rounded tuft. The adventitious roots, long, slender and resistant, are used to make ropes.


Despite being best known for its physical characteristics, the imbé vine has medicinal properties and can be used to combat bladder problems, erysipelas, rheumatic inflammation, orchitis, kidneys and ulcers. The most common way to use the plant for this purpose is through baths and also as tea.

imbe vine tea

To prepare the imbé vine tea, you will need a liter of water and 10 grams of fresh leaves. Bring the water to a boil, then add the leaves. Simmer for about five minutes and then turn off the heat. Cover the container and let it sit for 10 minutes. Remove the leaves and the tea is ready to drink.

To ensure that the tea is used correctly, avoiding other problems for the patient’s health, it is that the doctor is consulted. He is the most indicated person to certify the effectiveness of the natural remedy, as well as indicate the ideal dose based on the disease that the patient presents.