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Fedegoso tea – Benefits and properties

by Dianna Leon

The name may sound strange to you, but this herb can be a great ally to health. Fedegoso, scientific name Cassia occidentalis L , is a plant used for medicinal purposes since the time of our grandparents. It acts as a diuretic, laxative and even anti-inflammatory.

The stinky is characterized as a fast-growing tree that can reach up to 4 meters in height and 4 meters in diameter due to its rounded crown. Originally from Brazil, the plant grows from the state of Amazonas, in the North of the country, to the state of Paraná. The plant has thick roots and small oval-shaped leaves. Its flowering period is between the months of March and April, and it produces small yellow flowers, while its fruiting in the form of pods occurs from April to May.



Although not very well known, the stink has a multitude of medicinal properties that can help treat and even cure a wide range of problems if used correctly. Most often the parts used are its roots, leaves, flowers and seeds. Below is a list of these properties:

  • painkiller
  • antianemic
  • Antiasthmatic
  • Antibacterial
  • Poison Antidote
  • antispasmodic
  • antifungal
  • Anti-Hepatotoxic
  • Antiherpetic
  • Anti-Inflammatory
  • antimalarial
  • antirheumatics
  • Antiseptic
  • antiviral
  • Carminative
  • Colagogue
  • Debugging
  • Clearing
  • Diaphoretics
  • Diuretic
  • Emmenagogue
  • Stomach
  • Febrifuge
  • Hepatoprotective
  • Hepatotonic
  • Laxative Insecticide
  • ophthalmic
  • Purgative
  • Scabies
  • sweat
  • Tonic
  • Vermifuge


When consumed, the stinky is almost always brewed as tea. To make the tea you will need 3 scoops of chopped herb for every liter of water. Cook the herb for a period of 10 minutes, when it comes to a boil remove from heat and let it rest for 10 minutes. Strain before consuming. Drink 3 to 5 cups a day.

The benefits of tea are numerous and can be enjoyed when consumption is done orally (drinking) or externally, in hot compresses for example. Check out a list of them below:

  • Bronchitis
  • Healing
  • Whooping cough
  • menstrual complications
  • contusion
  • Muscle sprain
  • Headache
  • gastrointestinal pain
  • liver diseases
  • venereal diseases
  • eczema
  • Epilepsy
  • Erysipelas
  • Skin rashes
  • fever / bilious fever
  • Wound
  • Liver
  • Fungus
  • Gases
  • Hepatitis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Malaria
  • bashes
  • Inflammation
  • Inflammations
  • Uterine
  • Malaria seeds
  • neuralgia
  • Malaria
  • Porridge
  • scorpion sting
  • burns
  • Rheumatism
  • Measles
  • Scabies
  • muscle twist
  • Tuberculosis
  • worms

It is important to emphasize that the treatment based on stink is effective, however nothing excludes the importance of a diagnosis by a competent professional.


Attention! The use of stink to pregnant women is prohibited due to the high possibility of abortion . Very young children and breastfeeding women should not consume it either.

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