Known for having been widely used by the caboclo population for lung problems, the scented imburana is a natural tree from the caatinga. It is a medium-sized tree, however, it has a wide crown. Its leaves are dark green ovals, white flowers arranged in bunches and the fruit in the shape of a pod.
It belongs to the Fabaceae or legume family. Depending on the place where it is found, it can be known by several other names, such as: scented amburan, gusset cherry, conduru, coumaré, furanocoumarins, caatinga cumaru, northeastern cumaru, scented imburana and umburana.
In natural medicine, the parts of the imburan scent that can be used are the seeds and the husk . As previously mentioned, it is found in abundance in the caatinga, more precisely in Ceará and in other states in Northeastern Brazil.
What is the use of smelling imburana tea?
The Imburan scent has a series of beneficial medicinal properties for human health. Among them, highlight for its aromatic, anticoagulant, anti-inflammatory, bronchodilator, cardiotonic, diaphoretic, stimulant, stomachic, febrifuge, narcotic and pectoral power.
Therefore, the list of diseases that the plant can fight is quite extensive. According to medical advice, scent imburan can be used to treat lung disorders, asthma, asthenia, airway balsamic, bronchodilator and bronchitis .
Other than that, it also acts as a soothing agent for intestinal and uterine cramps , fever , flu, bleeding, inflammation, cold and cough.
How to make scented imburana tea
One of the easiest ways to use the plant as a natural remedy is to infuse some parts of it. Furthermore, it can also be used in the form of a bath, especially in children, in order to lower body temperature.
To prepare the drink, you will need 1 liter of filtered water and 2 tablespoons of plant bark. The first step is to bring the water to a boil. As soon as it reaches the boiling point, put the husk of the plant and let it boil for another 10 minutes, then turn off the heat.
After this time, let the tea rest for another 10 minutes. Use the sieve to separate the plant husks from the liquid. Once that’s done, the tea is ready to drink. According to
with the recommendations, it is only allowed to consume up to three cups of the drink per day.