Often the plant that grows in the garden can have natural benefits to help treat and cure some illnesses. However, without knowing it in depth and having a medical evaluation, you will not be able to enjoy them. These are the main precautions that must be taken so that your health is always on the rise. Belonging to the Zingiberaceae family, the monkey cane plant fits the points mentioned above. Depending on the region where it is found, it can also be known as canarana, swamp cane, wild cane, purple cane, jacuacanga, paco-caatinga, perina, ubacaiá, and passionflower. Generally, this type of plant grows in moist soils and is rich in organic matter, especially in cemeteries, continuous furrows, or beds. The plant is native to Brazil and can also be found in the swamp region due to the climate.

Medicinal properties

Monkey cane comprises oxalic acid, organic acids, aromatic materials, magnesium, mucilages, pectin, essential oil, resins, sapogenins, saponins, sitosterol, albuminous substances, and tannins. Therefore, it can be used to fight many diseases.

Among the diseases that can be treated by monkey cane are amenorrhea, arteriosclerosis, bladder, gonorrhea, kidney stones, cancer, cystitis catarrh, contraction, gonococcal discharge, menstrual disorder, and venereal disease.

Furthermore, it is also indicated in back pain, rheumatic pain, pain and difficulty in urinating, gonorrhea, hernia, hydrops, swelling, urethral inflammation, leukorrhea, bladder mucus, nephritis, kidneys, swollen ankle, urethritis, ulcer, and urinary tract diseases.

Monkey cane tea

To use the herb for medicinal purposes, it is recommended to prepare the tea. To do this, bring a liter of water to a boil. As soon as it reaches the boiling point, add 20 grams of plant leaves. Simmer for five minutes, then turn off the heat and let it sit for about 10 minutes.

After this time, use a sieve to separate the herb from the liquid. It is recommended to consume four to five cups of tea a day.