Add Copaiba oil powerful anti inflammatory supplement power to your healthy diet
Copaiba Oil - Copaifera Officinalis
Used part: Oil
There are records that copaiba was already used in Brazil before it was colonized by the Portuguese, when the Indians, when they realized that the animals rubbed themselves on the trunk of the copaibeira when they had any injuries, noticed that the tree had to have medicinal properties and passed to experience it in their own bodies, confirming its effects.
At first it was used to treat skin diseases and insect bites, after which other applications were discovered and used to treat various wounds. Copaíbas are native trees of the tropical region of Latin America and West Africa and, in Brazil, appear mainly in the Amazon region and Center-West. Copaiba oil is produced from a resin taken from incisions in the trunk of these trees.
Copaiba has several components with proven pharmacological activity, such as beta-caryophyllene, an anti-inflammatory that acts on the gastric mucosa, relieving heartburn, healing ulcers and gastritis. Its anti-inflammatory power is so great that, when compared to Diclofenac sodium, which is a drug used efficiently for this purpose, its effect was twice as efficient. This is because, with a lower dose, the therapeutic equivalence was the same.
Copaiba also has an expectorant and antimicrobial action, indicated for several diseases and discomforts: wounds, boils, eczema, hives, seborrhea, throat infections, flu, cough, dysentery, gynecological disorders, urinary incontinence, among many others.
Good Herbal Remedy:
- Effective to combat gases
- Helps in the elimination of secretions of the airways
- Urinary system stimulant
- Acts as a laxative
- It acts as a soothing agent on inflamed mucous membranes on the skin and promotes a feeling of softness against the dryness of the tissues
- It acts as a stimulating tonic
- It is also a perfume fixative
- Combat infections and inflammations
- It treats quite effectively situations that involve: boils, seborrhea and irritations on the scalp, wounds, eczema, psoriasis and urticaria
- It acts by treating respiratory complications like: cough, flu, colds, bronchitis and inflammations in the throat
- Fights diarrhea
- It helps in the treatment of urinary incontinence, urinary tract infections and cystitis
- Treats leucorrhoea
- It still acts as purifying blood and detoxifying substance
This extracted oil can be used neatly in the form of capsules in various ointments and anti-inflammatory and healing creams, as well as in lotions, anti-dandruff shampoo and scalp treatment, oral care products for acne, soaps, bath foams and intimate hygiene products. In addition, this oil also serves to fix perfumes and fragrances in the industry.
When ingested as capsules, it is recommended to take 2 capsules per day and a dose of 250 mg per day is recommended. To apply to the skin, it is recommended to apply a few drops of oil over the region to be treated, then massaging for complete absorption of the product.
The use of this oil should preferably be done under the guidance of the doctor or phytotherapist, as it may result in some side effects, especially when ingested, such as vomiting, nausea, nausea and diarrhea, for example.
Copaiba Oil is contraindicated for pregnant or breastfeeding women and for patients with gastric sensitivity or problems. In addition, some studies also indicate that Copaíba Oil has properties that have been shown to be effective in treating different types of cancer and tuberculosis.