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Lieutenant stick tea – Benefits and properties

by Dianna Leon
Plant known as Pau Tenente

Plant known as Pau Tenente, quina or quassia, Quassia ama L. is a plant that grows in regions with a tropical climate and, therefore, adapts well to Brazilian soil.

Although commonly known as a natural remedy that helps with weight loss, Pau Tenente tea also helps in the treatment of anemia, filters the blood and improves the cardiovascular system, contributes to improved digestion, increases the frequency of bowel movements and also fights worms .

Properties of the tea of ​​Pau Tenente

Rich in quassin, pectin and tannins, Pau Try tea acts as an astringent, antispasmodic, aperient, depurative, digestive, febrifuge, anti-inflammatory and vermifuge.

Benefits of Tea from Pau Lieutenant

clean fat

Rich in astringent substances, the slimming tea can clean the fat contained in the blood. The action, in addition to helping to lose unwanted pounds, also fights cholesterol that, when high, can cause cardiovascular disease.

fight spasms

Spasms are involuntary movements of the stomach, bowel, or bladder that cause pain, vomiting, and diarrhea. Substances contained in quinine combat these actions.

whet your appetite

Full of appetizing substances, the slimming tea, if ingested in the wrong way, can present the opposite result, since it opens up the appetite, hindering those who wish to reduce the intake of food to lose weight. In this case, opt for healthy and whole foods.

Eliminate toxins

Every day thousands of toxins are ingested and produced through the digestion of food. To eliminate them, the body counts on the help of depurative substances, which capture the molecules in the organs – kidney – and in the blood stream and eliminate them through the urine.

Improves digestion

One of the characteristics of the substances in the tea of ​​​​Pau Lieutenant is to increase stomach and intestinal secretions, action facilitators and accelerates digestion and also improves the peristaltic movement of the intestine and increases the volume of fecal cake, fighting constipation.

But that’s not all: the Pau Tenente leaf is still able to strengthen the hepatic system – liver; fight uterine and intestinal cramps; treat infections; reduce fevers and fight anemia.

How to make tea from Pau Lieutenant

The tea can be made from fresh , dehydrated or powdered leaves .


2 tablespoons of leaves or powder of Pau de Lieutenant;

1 liter of filtered water;

How to make:

Heat the water with the leaves to the boil until it starts to boil. Turn off the heat and smother for 10 minutes. Drink 2 or 3 cups a day.

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