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squeezing tea

by Dianna Leon

The squeezing ruão (scientific name Piper auncum) comes to be popularly known by names like tapa-buraco, jaborandi-false or pepper-fruit-hook. It is a shrub of the piperaceae family that can reach up to one meter in height, boasting oval leaves and bear fruit that has the shape of an ear with a sour and spicy flavor. Its flowering time is from April to November. Its root is highly toxic and care should be taken when using it in natural medicine.

This tea is mainly indicated as a diuretic, calming, astringent, increases immunity, potential for the treatment of various urinary disorders (in urethritis), gonorrhea, inflammation, diarrhea and cystitis.


tea – how to make

Use the measure of two tablespoons of the herb to one liter of water. Bring the water to a boil and when it reaches boiling point, turn off the heat. Cover the solution and leave it sweltered for ten minutes. After this period, strain and drink the tea. Be sure to drink two to three cups a day for best effectiveness. There is no specific time to drink the tea, and it can be ingested at any time of the day and at any temperature.

Other uses and benefits

  • It is possible to treat several wounds from baths using the seed of squeezing roan.
  • In case of fall of the uterus (prolapse), use the leaves in long baths.
  • If you want to treat hemorrhage, liver problems or gonorrhea, drink tea from the leaves of squeezing tea.
  • When diarrhea is stronger, wash the bowels with tea. Add a spoon of powdered leaves.
  • This cooked plant is used to make mouthwash or wash wounds.
  • If you suffer from bad breath, try to chew the leaves, bark or roots of the squeeze. They promise to perfume the mouth and act against bad smells.


Even though herbs are natural products, don’t self-medicate. Always try to be guided by a doctor in any case. Mainly in the case of toxicity present in tightening noise. Be cautious about using them.

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