For the South and Southeast cassava, for the North and Northeast regions the name can vary between cassava or cassava. The truth is that the name doesn’t really matter, but the medicinal properties that this tuberous plant of the Euphorbiaceae family has in its composition.

In addition, this item is considered a food rich in essential nutrients for the human body, which are found most often in the root, the edible part of the plant.

With a brown and fibrous skin, with a hard white pulp, this food is usually served cooked, roasted or in the form of flour. However, its composition gives it another great beneficial attraction, that is, the tea that is made through the infusion of its roots.

The positive effects of this product permeate several functions of the body, but are mainly linked to better sleep quality.

Benefits of cassava

Plant with energetic properties, cassava is able to stimulate the body and fight fatigue. Therefore, it can be considered a food that replenishes the body with strength. In addition to being a stimulant, it is a “lean” product, which can have up to 150 calories per 100 g.

It is also worth mentioning that cassava is rich in calcium, vitamins C and B complex, iron, proteins and other nutrients.

The properties of this root permeate its antiseptic, emollient, diuretic and healing functions. Thus, it can be used in the treatment of diarrhea, conjunctivitis, lack of appetite, inflammation in general, etc. However, the best function of this plant is attributed to better durability and sleep quality, fighting insomnia and tiredness.

All these functions have already mentioned, are achieved through a treatment done from the inside out. In other words, it is necessary to consume in the form of food or tea to be able to enjoy its benefits.

But, it is worth noting that this plant can be used on the outside of the body, the body’s recovery due to external problems, such as injuries, edema and even arthritis.

essential care

Cassava is divided into two species, wild and tame. While the latter is ideal for alternative treatments to combat health problems, brava is associated with a substance that is bad for the body called hydrocyanic acid.

For this reason, the use of this type of cassava should be avoided or done with great caution, that is, only after culinary processes that manage to reduce its toxicity, such as cooking and roasting.