Commonly identified in city squares and avenues, the yellow ipe is a plant that belongs to the bignoniaceae family. In addition to the beautifying effect, the tree has some natural properties that can be exploited by humans to solve some health problems .It is a leafy tree, which can reach 20 meters in height. It has a smooth or rough bark, depending on the species variation. The leaves have digitiform leaflets with short starry hairs, the flowers have a hairy calyx, red and yellow in color, and the fruits are arranged in elongated capsules.

There are some species of yellow ipe identified. The most common are: Tabebuia caraíba, vellozoi and longiflora, with the caraíba being more commonly found in the cerrados. The origin of this species is rooted in tropical America , more precisely from Mexico to Argentina. However, in Brazil it is found with more emphasis.

yellow ipe properties

In natural medicine, the parts of the yellow ipe that can be used in curative treatments are: the bark, bark, leaves, young branches and the flower. This is because the plant is endowed with analgesic, antibacterial, antifungal, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antimutagenic, antileukemic, antineoplastic, antiviral, cytotoxic and immunostimulating effects.

Therefore, it can be used in the treatment of infected wounds , itching, itching, inflammation of the gums and throat . Furthermore, there are reports of using the species as an antitumor, analgesic, and cosmetic effect in the treatment of cellulite , dermatoses and eczema.

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yellow ipe tea

Depending on the part of the plant that is used to prepare the tea, there is the best treatment. To achieve the blood purifying effects, itching and eczema, combating rheumatism, foot swelling and antitumor, the most suitable solution is to resort to the preparation of tea from the powder of the plant .

To do this, use 200 ml of filtered water and a teaspoon of yellow ipe wood powder. Bring the water to a boil, then when it reaches boiling point, add the wood dust and turn off the heat. Let the tea rest for 10 minutes, with the container covered.

After that time, just use a sieve to separate the liquid and the tea will be ready to drink. The recommendation is that, during one day, up to two cups of the drink are ingested.