Due to its ornamental characteristics, the swamp cane is a plant widely used in the design of gardens. However, what few people know is that the plant also has medicinal properties applied in solving health problems in humans.Regarding its characteristics, the swamp cane is a perennial, unbranched herb, which can reach up to two meters in height. It can be found in humid coastal forests as well as the Atlantic Forest and the Amazon region. Its origin is identified as being from South America and the Caribbean.

In addition to marsh cane, the plant may also be known by other names, depending on the region where it is found. Among the most common are: white cane, wild cane, monkey cane, purple cane, jacuacanga, paco catinga, paco caatinga, periná and ubacaiá.

medicinal properties

The swamp cane has a diuretic and depurative action and can be used to treat kidney problems, inflammation and to resolve cases of cystitis. The plant is indicated for cases of venereal diseases, such as syphilis, menstrual disorders, leukorrhea and gonorrhea.

Another recommendation for the use of sugarcane from the swamp is in the prevention of arteriosclerosis, classified as a degenerative disease that can have very serious consequences. It also works in the treatment of dropsy and gonorrhea, as well as anemia, hernias and fever.

When combined with balanced diets and physical exercise, the use of swamp cane also helps in the weight loss process, due to its diuretic action.

cane tea from the marsh

To enjoy all the health benefits of the plant, simply link its use to tea. The preparation is very simple and the indication, upon medical consultation, can reach up to three cups during the day. Write down the ingredients: a tablespoon of marsh cane and half a liter of water.

The preparation begins by taking a container to the fire with water. As soon as it starts to show the first signs of boiling, add the herb and let it boil for about five minutes. After this time, turn off the heat and let the tea rest for 10 minutes in the same container with a lid. Then just strain and ingest the recommended doses.


Before using the plant to assist in any treatment, it is important that the doctor is consulted. Only he has the ability to introduce the consumption of the herb for clinical purposes. Excessive intake can lead to the appearance of some health problems. Pregnant or lactating women should not consume marsh cane tea unless prescribed by a doctor.