Carapia Root - Dorstenia Multiformis M.
Carapia Root - Dorstenia Multiformis M.

Carapia Root - Dorstenia Multiformis M.

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Carapia Root - Dorstenia Multiformis

Origin: Brazil

Used part: Root


The carapiá is a typical grass of Brazil, generally found in tropical regions. Small in size, it has reddish flowers and a glass shape. Recently its medicinal properties have been used for home treatments. The herb became known after being documented by Dr. Nathaniel Hodges as part of a prescription given by the doctor to patients suffering from an epidemic in seventeenth-century London.

Health benefits:

The use of roots and stems for alternative medicines is common, but the whole plant can be used because of its therapeutic capacity, there are various recipes and methods used to take advantage of the nutrients contained in the sap of plants. This also applies to the carapia, which has roots about 5 cm long and 1 cm in diameter. With an almost aromatic odor and a bitter taste, the properties of the root are diverse.

Good Herbal Remedy:

  • Diaphoretic
  • Contraceptive
  • Antidysenteric
  • Antileukorrheic
  • Antimalarial
  • Antiphidic
  • Antipyretic
  • Anti-rheumatic
  • Antiseptic
  • Diaphoretic
  • Diuretics
  • Induce vomit
  • Emmenagogic
  • Digestive stimulants
  • Respiratory system fluidizer
  • Purgative
  • Reconstitutes
  • Sweating
  • Tonic


  1. Add 2 tbsp of herb to a quart of water
  2. Let it cook for 3 to 4 minutes from the moment it starts to boil
  3. Remove from the heat and let stand, covered, for 10 minutes
  4. Strain and is ready for use

How to Drink:

Take 2 to 3 cups a day.


Your dose should be well administered, because the excess may lead to vomiting or diarrhea due to its laxative power. Avoid during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Also contraindicated for children. Consult a physician before starting any type of treatment.