Also called porangaba, the bugre plant is native to Brazil and the main ingredient for a very popular tea that is used in slimming diets (reduces appetite) and as a home remedy (it is a diuretic, stimulant, treats gout, etc.) . Although it has several beneficial properties, bugle tea can also be a villain given its contraindications and side effects that can harm the human body.Tea is usually made from the leaves of the tree and is taken two cups a day. The plant acts as a diuretic, contributing to the end of fluid retention, is also a stimulant of the heart and acts in the treatment of herpes, promoting wound healing. For aesthetic purposes, bugre tea acts to reduce cellulite and helps in the weight loss process by inhibiting the appetite of those who consume it.

Bugre tea contraindications

People who suffer from anxiety, bipolar disorder and insomnia should avoid the use of bugre tea in their daily lives. Individuals who suffer from heart problems (such as high blood pressure) should seek medical advice before using the drink. Those who lack appetite naturally need to avoid using the plant, as food is very important for health. Pregnant and lactating women need obstetric monitoring to make use of this tea. Patients with glaucoma, osteoporosis, diabetes, overactive thyroid and kidney disease should also avoid its use.

Side effects and drug reactions

As it is an appetite suppressant, people who consume buggy tea may suffer from constipation, stomach pain, irritability, dry mouth, insomnia, dizziness and even symptoms of blurred vision. It is also possible to feel chest pain, nervousness, mood changes, tachycardia, swelling, difficulty breathing and urinating.

Although it had diuretic properties, the tea can either increase urine production or inhibit it, depending on each organism and its reaction with the caffeine naturally contained in the plant. Caffeine even increased heart rate, causes tremors, agitation, anxiety, vomiting, insomnia and depression.

People who use birth control pills, diabetes medications or stimulants should be aware of the interaction effects of tea with these drugs. For those who consume medications for high blood pressure and depression, bugle tea can potentiate the unwanted effects of these medications. Also, medicines for coughs, colds, decongestants and slimming products do not deal well with the chemical components of the drink.