Depending on where it is found, this species may be known by many other names. Among the main ones, caá-juçara, cajuçara, cajussara, casca-sacaca, marassacaca, muirasacaca and muirá-sacaca stand out. In natural medicine, the parts of the plant used are: leaves, bark, root .
The sacaca is a very common plant in the Amazon region, but it can also be easily found in some markets and fairs for natural ingredients. It is a small species that has green and voluminous leaves, especially at the end of each stem.
Medicinal properties of the bag
The sacaca is a plant that has medicinal properties such as anti-inflammatory, antilytic, antitumor, antiulcerogenic, slimming, stomachic and hypoglycemic, so it can be used as an ingredient in combating a series of diseases related to human health.
It is ideal for fighting anemia and regulating cholesterol . The sacaca also works against diabetes, diarrhea, stomach pain, weight loss, liver and kidney problems, jaundice, malaria and gallbladder. Its effectiveness is proven through studies and research carried out by colleges and agencies related to health.
Care and Precautions
As previously mentioned, consuming the plant on its own, without resorting to a doctor , can trigger a series of health problems, especially when ingested in excess. Other than that, the plant cannot be used, under any circumstances, by pregnant women, nursing mothers or children .
If consumed in excess, the sacaca can cause intoxication and serious damage to the liver, causing acute hepatitis and even death.
When consumed as a tea, the sacaca can help treat diarrhea, stomach pain, kidney and gallbladder inflammation. For this you will need 200 ml of filtered water and two tablespoons of any part of the plant (root, bark or leaf).
The first step is to bring the water to a boil. As soon as it starts to show signs of boiling, turn off the heat and add the part of the chosen plant for preparation. Let it sit for about 10 minutes. After this time, use a sieve to remove the herb, leaving only the liquid.
In treatment, it is generally not allowed to drink more than three cups a day.