Found more easily in the Northeast of Brazil, rosemary pepper is a type of plant typical of regions with high temperatures and low humidity, such as Caatinga and Savannah.

After several researches show the properties and benefits of this herb, people are betting on its planting in the southern region of the country.

The plant’s scientific name is Lippia sidoides and it belongs to the Verbenaceae family. In addition to the name rosemary primenta, this herb is also known as horse calabash, northeast rosemary or wild rosemary. It can be used to treat health problems that affect people, due to the composition of the plant.

Properties and indications of this plant

Rosemary pepper can reach up to 3 m in height, but the medicinal properties of this large plant are located in the smallest parts of this herb, that is, in the leaves and flowers. Therefore, antihistamine, antiseptic and antimicrobial effects can be found in these regions of rosemary. Two functions that are beneficial to health, as they can be applied in the following situations:

  • Canker sores;
  • Caries;
  • Sore throat;
  • Infections;
  • Allergies;
  • Itch;
  • Sneeze;
  • Rhinitis and allergic rhinitis;
  • Stinky feet;
  • Ringworm;
  • Bad odor in the armpits;
  • Vaginal discharge;
  • Schistosomiasis;
  • Molluscicide;
  • Stalking.

How to prepare pepper rosemary tea?

Use a (dessert) spoon of the plant and a glass of water. Then place the mixed ingredients over low heat and simmer for approximately 10 minutes.

Once ready, strain the drink and use it in the most appropriate way for each treatment. For example, if the problem is external, the tea can be made in greater quantity to make up a bath or a footbath. If the disorder is internal, the patient must drink the tea up to three times a day.

In addition, there are specific cases, such as thrush, tooth decay and sore throat. In these situations, the most recommended is to rinse the tea or gargle. The procedure needs to be repeated up to three times a day until it is time to heal. In a few days the treatment already demonstrates the positive effects.