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Janauba tea – Benefits and properties

by Dianna Leon

Janaúba is a medicinal plant of the Appcynacea family , its scientific name is Himathantus drasticus. It is a plant native to Brazil and can be found specifically in the state of Bahia. It is known by the popular names of janaguba, tiborna, jasmine-manga, pau santo and raivosa. Its leaves are green in color and they have the characteristics of being broad. Its medicinal properties help to heal boils and have healing actions.

It is easily found in supermarkets, health food stores and compounding pharmacies.



This medicinal herb stimulates the digestive system, is anti-inflammatory, analgesic, deworming, and stimulates the immune and digestive system.


Janaúba is a plant whose main benefit is to fight germs, so it is a powerful ally against boils, intestinal worms and herpes. It also helps to fight gastric ulcers, gastritis and dislocations. Despite not being scientifically proven, there are rumors that this plant is used to treat AIDS and lung cancer.

It is a plant also suitable for those who suffer from many cases of fever, it helps to lower and strengthen the immune system. Anyone who suffers from the famous constipation can certainly count on this plant to loosen the intestines. Taking a few drops a day is ideal for your body to function healthily.

When we scrape the skin very aggressively, it is normal for it to take a long time to heal and the chance of getting marks is great. Janauba milk has ideal healing properties for situations like this, if the skin is a little inflamed, it’s also no problem, it brings anti-inflammatory benefits and helps to clean the skin.


No evidence of contraindications was found. However, it is important to emphasize that no more than 36 drops per day should be taken, as it runs the risk of damaging the kidneys. Before starting to take it on your own, a doctor should be consulted.

How to make janauba milk

Unlike other plants, it is not possible to make tea with janaúba, the part used is latex extracted from the trunk. This substance dilutes in water results in milk. Can be used orally or with compressions.

Dilute the obtained latex in water. Then use 18 drops of milk to a liter of cold water. For those treatment meals, it is recommended to take two tablespoons after daily meals.

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