The plant is also known as lady thimble, carolina, yellow alamanda, buiussu, caendará, milk vine, comandara, orelia, yellow four-patacas, grandiflora orelia, four-pataca purga, four -pataca, four-pataca-yellow, santa-maria, seven-pataca.
The big flower alamanda draws attention for its beauty. Its flowers are citrus-yellow or orange. It is native to Brazil from the coastal region of the north, northeast and east of the country. The fruit is formed by a capsule, with few seeds. The plant also has toxic principles, fighting scale insects and aphids.
The part that is used for medicinal purposes is the bark or sap of the bark. Its tea has a purgative effect, it can be used to fight liver tumors and intestinal worms. It also combats spleen disorders, Saturnine intoxication, painters’ colic or lead colic.
Large Flower Alamanda Tea
To prepare the tea from the large flower alamanda, set aside a cup of water and a small portion of the dried bark of the plant. Boil the water. When it is boiling, add the plant part and let it boil for about 10 minutes. Then turn off the heat and let it cool. Strain and swallow.
The entire plant is considered toxic, particularly latex. So be careful when consuming it. To use the plant’s healing effects, first seek medical attention.
Its excessive use can bring some health problems, such as nausea, vomiting, cramps, diarrhea and, consequently, dehydration. In some cases, patients may experience shock from the loss of fluid in the body.