Barbatimao Bark - Stryphnodendron barbatimao
Barbatimao Bark - Stryphnodendron barbatimao

Barbatimao Bark - Stryphnodendron barbatimao

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Barbatimao Bark - Stryphnodendron barbatimao

Origin: Brazil

Used part: Bark


The history of this Brazilian plant is at least curious. This is because, besides having the bark of the tree used by the Indians as a tincture, barbatimao was also used by prostitutes. This use was justified by the color of the tincture that the plant gave, red, being used to fake virginity. For this reason, tree became popularly known as "bark of virginity".

Health benefits:

The medicinal use of barbatimao comes from the existence of two substances: tannin and flavonoids. The former defends against the action of microorganisms. Already the second, protect the DNA of cells from oxidative effects.

It is commonly used by adherents of natural medicine in the fight against diseases such as malaria and diabetes; ulcers, HPV wounds, vaginal discharge, diarrhea, minor hemorrhages, hernia, conjunctivitis and gastritis.

Good Herbal Remedy:

  • Wound healing
  • Anti-inflammatory effect
  • Sore throat
  • Gastritis and gastric ulcer
  • Bactericidal action
  • Acts against snake venom
  • Conjunctivitis
  • It's good for women's health


  1. Put 2 tbsp to a quart of water
  2. Let it cook for about 10 minutes from the moment it starts to boil
  3. After that time, remove from the heat and let stand, covered, for 10 minutes
  4. Strain and drink

How to Drink:

Take 2 to 3 cups a day.

The leaves of  Barbatimao can be used in compresses to facilitate the healing of cuts and lesions. Something also attributed to tannins, which participate in the activation of myofibroblasts, vital cells in the cicatricial process.


The Barbatimao can cause some side effects like irritation in the stomach, or in more serious cases, can cause abortion. In addition, this plant should not be ingested in excess as it can cause poisoning, and therefore should only be used as directed by the doctor or phytotherapist. Barbatimao is contraindicated for pregnant women and for breastfeeding women. In addition, it is also contraindicated for patients with severe stomach problems such as ulcers or cancer of the stomach.