Brazilian to the stalk, umbaúba is a typical Atlantic Forest tree that also appears in orchards, roadsides and pastures from the Center-South to the Northeast of the country. Popularly known as the “tree of sloth”, the leaves and shoots of this plant are widely used for medicinal purposes. Your tea, for example, can be made in different ways that adapt to each patient’s needs.

Benefits and property s

An excellent diuretic, umbaúba leaves help with the circulatory functions of the blood and, consequently, prevent heart problems. Its tea is anti-asthmatic and can also be used in cases of bronchitis and other respiratory tract problems, as it is decongestant and expectorant. People who suffer from diabetes and high blood pressure can use this drink, as it acts as an anti-diabetic and hypotensive. What’s more, the plant is a great healing, antispasmodic and vermifuge.

Umbauba tea

Umbaúba tea is rich in properties that are good for health and help in the treatment of some diseases. However, the drink should not be used indiscriminately, so it is always good to consult a herbal doctor to find out if this plant is ideal for you. Next, check out the prescriptions targeted to each patient’s need.

diabetes and circulation

Add a little boiling water and a teaspoon of dried, chopped umbaúba leaves to a cup of tea. Smother by letting it steep for five minutes and strain. Drink one cup up to three times a day.

Bronchitis, Asthma and Cough

In a liter of water, add three tablespoons of dried umbaúba leaves. Simmer for about five minutes and turn off the heat. Smother the tea for another 10 minutes and wait for it to warm. Drink a cup two to three times a day.

Attention: Pregnant women and mothers who are still breastfeeding should not consume umbaúba tea.

Tea for external use

Umbaúba tea can also provide benefits for skin conditions, wounds and even vaginal discharge. To make it, just add three tablespoons of the dried and chopped umbaúba leaves in half a liter of water, leaving it to boil for about 10 minutes. Once ready, strain and let it warm to use. In the treatment of wounds and skin conditions, it is enough to wash the affected areas with several times a day. For vaginal discharge, take sitz baths.