Originally from South America, Dysphania ambrosioides , a plant of the Brassicaceae family , is popularly called mastruço . Despite this nomenclature, it is also known as mentruz, small mastruz, herb de santa maria and indian mastruz.Despite being found throughout Brazil, the plant is still unpopular among alternative medicinal uses. Even so, it keeps several assets capable of improving various types of disease in the body.

Medicinal properties of the masthead

  • Antibiotics;
  • Antiseptic;
  • Choleretics;
  • Depurative;
  • Digestive;
  • Expectorant;
  • Pulmonary tonic.

Benefits of Mastrum Tea

To take advantage of the medicinal properties mentioned above, it is necessary to prepare a tea with the leaves of mastruço. Through the infusion it is possible to have a drink capable of acting against problems in the airways, digestive processes and liver functions.

So make a tea with a teaspoon of the herb’s leaves, flowers and seeds and a cup of boiling water. Leave the container covered for 10 minutes and, after the specified time, strain and add sugar, honey or sweetener.

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How to use this tea

This treatment should be done twice a day , between main meals. Continue the process until you get an improvement in the clinical picture. If there is improvement, the doctor should be consulted.

Contraindications of this tea

Despite being a natural remedy, the use of the mast should be avoided when the woman is pregnant or breastfeeding. In addition, children under two years of age should avoid drinking this drink.

It is also necessary to be careful with the excess of this herb, considering that it can be extremely toxic to the body. In more sensitive patients, normal doses can cause nausea, vomiting and visual, hepatic, respiratory and cardiac disturbances.

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In case of further doubt, it is always recommended to seek the help of a doctor to better understand the problem, the causes and how it is possible to treat it without affecting any other part of the body.