Menyanthus trifolia is the scientific name given to Menyanthes, a plant that belongs to the Gencianacea family. It is an aquatic plant and still little known, however very beneficial to the health of the human body. The medicinal properties of this plant can be found in the leaves, rhizomes, or flower essences. To learn how to use this plant, continue reading this Tea Benefits article.

Properties and Benefits of Menyanthes Tea

  • Enemagogue;
  • Febrifuge;
  • Tonic.

As it is antifebrile, Menyanthes is an herb indicated to minimize symptoms that affect the body during the flu, cold or other problems that cause an increase in body temperature.

In addition, the plant is also indicated for the treatment of seasickness caused by the rocking of the sea when traveling by car, bus, or even plane. In this case, it is possible to eliminate stomach discomfort or even avoid it.

How to use this herb?

In a cup of boiling water, place 150 g of the finely chopped Menyanthes leaves. Cover the container and let it steep for 10 minutes. After the specified time, strain the Menyanthes tea and serve for consumption. Do not add sugar, honey, or any other types of sweeteners.

Drink the tea whenever you feel sick or even sooner to avoid stomach upset. But it is important not to exaggerate your daily consumption, as this same drink can cause reverse problems.

Special care with the use

Natural treatments also need special care at the time of consumption, considering that they also have contraindicated properties for some organisms, such as women in the lactation period, pregnant women, and children under 6 years of age.