Full of benefits and properties for the health , the juá is a plant that has leaves, fruit, bark and root conducive for human consumption.The medicinal plant is also known as joazeiro, joá, juazeiro, juá-de-espino, jurupeba, jurubeba, juá-fruit, zest-de-juá, enjoaá, enjuá, juá-mirim, joazeiro and orange tree.

The various benefits and properties of juá for human health

The consumption of the plant serves as an astringent, healing, sanitizing, deopilating, expectorant, anti-flu, anti-inflammatory, combats and prevents fever, stimulates the production of sweat and serves as a hair tonic, as it favors the growth and prevents hair loss and fights dandruff.

Juá fruits , which are very similar to a pitomba, but smaller and white inside, are excellent sources of vitamin C , which helps to strengthen the body’s immune system.

The plant has numerous active ingredients such as starch, phosphoric anhydride, betulinic acid, oleamolic acid, starch, cellulose, caffeine, calcium oxide, protein, mineral salts, saponin, vitamin C, carbohydrates and phosphoric anhydride.

The use of juá is indicated for people who suffer from problems such as fever, gingivitis, poor digestion and other stomach ailments , some problems in the sexual organs and urinary tract, in addition to bacterial plaque.

Use of Juá in Alternative Medicine as a Tea for Health

The decoction of juá leaves and bark can be used on the scalp to treat dandruff; as gargle to treat gingivitis and ingestion to treat stomach ailments.

The decoction made from the root of the plant helps to fight bad digestion, problems in the sexual organs and urinary tract and helps to reduce fever .

Juá contraindication for certain people

Juá ingestion is contraindicated for children under 12 and years old . Due to the presence of saponins, the consumption of the plant should also be avoided by pregnant women and women who are in the process of breastfeeding .