By the name of this plant you can see that it is a genuinely Brazilian species , but it can also be found in Asia. In the national territory, jambuaçu is present in Amazonas, Acre, Rondônia and Pará.

Benefits of jambuaçu tea

It is possible to say that jambuaçu can be an excellent home remedy for those who have problems in the respiratory tract, from simpler to more serious diseases, such as colds, flu and bronchitis. Also acting in a beneficial way in the case of tuberculosis .

Mouth and throat affections can also be treated with the use of jambuaçu. As well as other health problems, such as bladder stones, whooping cough and disorders that affect the liver.

Medicinal properties of the plant

  • Analgesic;
  • Anti-flu;
  • Antispasmodic;
  • Anti-asthmatic;
  • Anti-inflammatory;
  • Carminative;
  • Healing;
  • Digestive;
  • Emmenagogue;
  • Stimulant;
  • Exciting.

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How to make jambuaçu tea

It is possible to make two types of tea with jambuaçu leaves, the only difference is the chosen procedure, which can vary between infusion or decoction.

In the first case, add a handful of fresh leaves to a liter of boiled water. Cover the container and wait for 10 minutes until the tea is ready to be strained.

In the case of the decoction, before putting the leaves together with water and taking them to the fire, mash each one well. Then just wait to boil, strain and ingest. In both cases, the tip is to drink up to three cups a day.

Contraindications and side effects

This herb, despite producing beneficial effects on the body, needs to be used with great caution. This is because, like everything else in life, excess can be harmful to the patient and therefore it is necessary to follow the prescriptions, consumption instructions and the doctor’s guidance.

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However, in general, teas made with jambuaçu should not be consumed by pregnant women, breastfeeding women and children under 12 years, considering that in all these situations, the patients’ bodies are not able to receive the active ingredients present in the herb.

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