Make sure to add this great PMS treatment to your kitchen!
Agoniada - Plumeria Lancifolia Miller A.
Used part: Bark
In popular medicine the plant known as Agoniada is widely used to treat symptoms associated with the menstrual cycle. It is a large tree that has very hard wood and a very bitter bark. In Brazil, its cultivation is great, mainly in the regions between Goiás and Rio Grande do Sul. Its leaves and bark are used, mainly as tea, and the Agoniada still has several names, among them: white quina, sucuba, arapou, tapouca, bellaco caspi, plumeria lanciflora.
The agoniada has laxative, reduce fever, anti depressive, anti-asthmatic, antispasmodic, analgesic, diuretic and soothing properties, and can be used for various purposes. However, this plant is more used to stimulate and regulate the menstrual cycle because it is able to stimulate the activity of the gonads and, consequently, the production of hormones, regulating the menstrual cycle and relieving the common pain and discomfort of PMS.
Good Herbal Remedy:
- Bronchial asthma
- Gastrointestinal upset
- Chronic cholera
- Amenorrhea (for being a stimulant of gonadal function, besides being regulator of the menstrual cycles)
- Pain (due to its analgesic and sedative properties)
- Intestinal constipation
- Among other conditions
- Add 2 tablespoons to a quart of water
- Let it cook for about 10 minutes, from the moment it starts to boil
- Remove from the heat and let stand, covered, for 10 minutes
- Strain and is ready for use
How to drink:
Take 1 cup 3 times a day.
The consumption of the plant is contraindicated for pregnant women, as the plant, in addition to acting in the female reproductive system, can cause diarrhea, since these are more prone. It should also be avoided by children and women in the lactation period.
The bark produces a latex which, when in high doses, can produce syncope, delirium and can even cause death. It is important that, before consuming any medicine, even if natural, you should consult a specialized doctor to know if a particular plant is right for you and check the drug interactions.