The chylaia is a plant native to China that belongs to the Rosacea family. Depending on where it is found, it can be known by several other names, such as panamá-quilaia and timboúva.
This species can be widely used in folk medicine, contributing to human well-being.
It is a small plant with half-oval green leaves and green or white flowers, this plant is characterized by growing in high places. Its parts used are always the bark of the stem and its flowers.
In natural medicine, the plant can be used through infusion, decoction or baths.
Benefits of Quilla Tea
Due to its astringent, anti-seborrheic, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, healing, emulsifying, expectorant, surfactant and capillary tonic properties, chilaia can be used in the process of treating and curing many diseases. However, it is necessary that the doctor be consulted.
Making sure that this and any other plant is used with the doctor is the guarantee that the patient has that he/she is doing the right thing.
Even because, a series of other problems can be associated with the indiscriminate and irresponsible use of this species.
In favor of human health, chilaia acts against skin conditions , asthma, bronchitis, stimulant of the gastric mucosa, expectorant, wounds, vaginal infection, leukorrhea, psoriasis and chronic rheumatism.
How to make the caraway tea
One of the most common ways of using quiljaa in the treatment of some of the diseases described above is through the preparation of tea.
To do this, just separate 200 ml of filtered water and a tablespoon of the flowers of the chilaia. The first step is to bring the water to a boil. Preferably use a container with a lid.
As soon as the water starts to bubble, turn off the heat and add the killas all at once.
Let the mixture sit for about 10 minutes. To aid in the infusion process, leave the container capped. After this time, use a sieve to remove the herb so that the drink can be ingested.
The recommendation is that the daily intake does not exceed three cups. Even with medical advice, if you notice any unusual symptoms, go back to look for it.
Quillaia is a vegetable not recommended for pregnant women. As in general, the use of this plant can only be done under medical supervision, since it, if ingested incorrectly, can trigger stomach pain, headache, fever, vomiting, among other side effects.