The use of plants for medicinal purposes is an ancient practice. Since time immemorial, different peoples around the world have used herbs to treat and prevent diseases, and one of the first historical records of this practice dates back to the 1st century.There are several plants that can help in the treatment of certain health conditions, including the silver vine, a native Brazilian vine.

Characteristics of the silver vine

Scientific name Banisteria argyrophylla , the silver vine is a plant belonging to the Malpighiaceae family , appearing on the edge of forests, savannas, fields and roadsides. It is a large woody vine with slender and elongated branches, in addition to opposing dark green leaves. Its flowers are fringed and have a white and yellow coloration; the fruit is a chamber with a winged back.

Properties and benefits

Silver vine is known for its diuretic properties, acting positively in the elimination of uric acid.

Due to its medicinal properties, this plant is also an ally in the treatment of a number of health conditions, such as kidney disease (oliguria, anuria, dysuria, low back pain) and bladder disease (inflammation and pain). The tea prepared with silver vine can also help in the treatment of cystitis and in combating uric acid and gout attacks.

The plant also has anti-inflammatory properties and can be used to treat inflammation and pain, or in cases of gonorrhea, ovarian hemorrhages, nephritis and lightening of spots.

Silver vine tea: how to prepare?

To enjoy the benefits provided by the silver vine, just use two tablespoons of the plant’s leaves for each liter of water. In a container, put the water and leaves. Bring to the fire and wait until the mixture comes to a boil. Wait another 10 minutes and then hang up. When the mixture is warm, strain and consume. The recommended dose is two to three cups of tea a day.

Contraindications and side effects

If consumed in recommended doses, there is no toxicity. In excess, it may show signs of toxicity not yet reported. Always remember that every treatment – ​​​​including natural ones – requires medical advice. Seek a specialist before consuming any tea! Plants have substances that can be very dangerous to your health.