Do you know what sucupira white tea is for ? In this post you will discover its benefits, how to prepare the drink and indication of consumption. Check it out below!

The white sucupira is also known as fava-de-Santo-Inácio, supupira-do-campo, sucupira-white, cutiúba, faveiro, sebipira, paracarana, bean-de-sucupira, sebepira, sapupira and macanaíba. Its scientific name is Pterodon emarginatus.

In Brazil, this plant is more widely found in São Paulo, Minas Gerais, Mato Grosso do Sul and Goiás. The plant thrives on drier and sandy soils and withstands the sun well. Its flowering takes place between September and October and its fruits around June and July. It is widely used in event decorations and in the afforestation of squares and streets.

But it is not only the flowers that are used, their seeds are also widely exploited by the cosmetic industry and herbal medicine .

What is white sucupira tea for?

Among the benefits allied to the consumption of white sucupira tea are the fight against the symptoms of arthritis , asthma, excess uric acid, gonorrhea, tonsillitis, diabetes , bleeding, worms, dermatoses, inflammation, sore throat, rheumatism , syphilis and problems with cysts in the ovaries and uterus.

The oil extracted from the husk of the seeds of the white sucupira is very effective against joint pain , including the discomfort caused by rheumatism.

Some researchers also recommend the use of white sucupira for people with prostate tumors . This is due to the presence of flavonoids, saponins, coumarins, steroids and triterpenes in its composition.

The seed also has beta-caryophyllene considered useful to relieve inflammation and with antibiotic, antioxidant and anesthetic action.

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How to prepare white sucupira tea?

To make tea from white sucupira seeds, you must sanitize them very well and macerate them in a container so that the internal oil is released.

Boil 1 liter of water for every 4 seeds . After it comes to a boil, leave it for a minute longer and when turning off the heat, keep the pot closed to simmer, until the tea is warm. Take three times a day.

How to extract oil from seeds

There is a very traditional way of extracting oil from sucupira seeds. You should wrap 10 seeds in cotton pieces and crush them with a clean hammer . After that, dip the seeds in a bottle of white wine and let them macerate for approximately two weeks.

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After that, drink 3 tablespoons of the mixture diluted in half a glass of water twice a day.

This concoction of wine can also be used to gargle when your throat is sore. You can repeat the procedure 3 to 5 times a day.