Bitter Carqueja Tea - Baccharis genistelloides persoon
Bitter Carqueja Tea - Baccharis genistelloides persoon

Bitter Carqueja Tea - Baccharis genistelloides persoon

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Bitter Carqueja Tea - Baccharis genistelloides persoon  

Origin: Brazil

Used part: Leaf and stem


The bitter carqueja (Baccharis trimera) is a small shrub, which can reach up to 80 cm in height, has a woody stem, winged with very reduced leaves and ovals; its flowers are grouped together, forming balls and are yellow in color. Belonging to the composite family, this plant is also known by other denominations, such as bacca, baccarida, caclia-dulce, carquejinha, carqueja-do-mato and others. It is a Brazilian plant that prefers the mountainous regions of mild climate and dry and airy soils. Due to its medicinal properties, bitter carmine tea can be used in the treatment of various diseases.

Carqueja is a spontaneous herb in vacant lots and pastures and is often considered a weed. Being better produced in humid places and with direct sunlight, the plant belonging to the family Asteraceae that has the scientific name of Baccharis trimea, can reproduce by means of seeds or seedlings and its cultivation is more evident in the tropical regions of Latin America and the plant can reach up to two meters in height.

Health benefits:

The properties of Carqueja include its diuretic, antianemic, hypoglycemic, antiasthmatic, antibiotic, antidiarrheal, antidiabetic, anti-dyspeptic, anti-influenza, anti-inflammatory, anti-rheumatic and aromatic action. In addition, it also contributes to the proper functioning of the liver and gallbladder, helps to eliminate toxins, is emollient, helps to reduce fever and treat constipation and fight the worms.

Good herbal remedy to help treat:

  • Febrile conditions
  • Gastric, intestinal, urinary, hepatic and biliary disorders (icteric, gallstones, etc.)
  • Sore throat
  • Tonsillitis
  • Anemia
  • Angina
  • Anorexia
  • Asthma
  • Asthenia
  • Venereal sores and diseases
  • Coadjutant in weight loss regimes, obesity
  • High blood cholesterol (5 to 10% reduction)
  • Liver detoxification
  • Diabetes
  • Diarrhea
  • Dyspepsia
  • Female infertility
  • Gingivitis
  • Gout
  • Dropsy
  • Male impotence
  • Leprosy
  • Malaise
  • Rheumatism
  • Ulcers (external use)
  • Worms


  1. Boil a liter of water
  2. Put 2 tablespoons of the chopped herb in a bowl
  3. Throw the boiling water over, stifling for about 5 minutes
  4. Strain and drink

The indication of consumption of this infusion is 2 to 3 cups a day.


The side effects of Carqueja include decreased immunity and hypotension when ingested in excess. Carqueja is contraindicated during pregnancy because it can cause miscarriage, during lactation, because it passes into breast milk, and in patients with low blood pressure or uncontrolled diabetes, because it causes a decrease in blood glucose levels.