Urinary Tract Infection remedy and other health benefits of Erva Baleeira Tea
Erva Baleeira - Cordia verbenacea
Used part: Stem, Leaf
With the scientific name Cordia verbenácea, the whale herd is a plant of Brazilian origin, having its first specimens first found in the Atlantic Forest, and later spread all over the coast. It is a perennial shrub that can reach between 2 and 4 meters high. Its leaves are elliptic, with extremely rough texture, measuring up to 20 cm in length, and whose aroma resembles meat and chicken seasoning tablets, totally different from other plants. Its flower is white and makes it even more beautiful and special. The whale herd is not only beautiful, but has many medicinal properties, and has become popular in a curious way.
Although it has many beneficial properties, among all the anti-inflammatory is the strongest and most powerful. Thus, it is constantly indicated for bruises, muscle or spinal pain, arthritis, rheumatism, gout and inflammation in general. As the above-mentioned fisherman reported, the whale herd is also an excellent antiseptic, analgesic and healing, and is therefore indicated for wounds and injuries in general, as it will relieve the pain, clean the place and promote healing faster. For consumption as tea, the whale herb acts as a diuretic, being indicated for urinary tract infections, difficulty urinating and kidney stones.
The essential oil of Cordia verbenacea influences the activity of antibiotics and may be used as an adjuvant in antibiotic therapy against respiratory tract bacterial pathogens.
Good Herbal Remedy:
- Muscle or spinal pain
- Put 2 tablespoons of herb to a liter of water
- Turn off when the water reaches boil
- Cover and leave the solution muffled for about 10 minutes
- Strain and drink
How to Drink:
Take 2 to 3 cups a day.
To use in external evils such as wounds, drip a few drops of its leaves into a container, wet the tip of a clean cloth with the drops and apply it on the affected site. In the case of inflammation, leave five leaves boiling in half a liter of water, soak a full compress in the liquid and, when the temperature is warm, apply to the inflamed area.
It’s contraindicated in pregnancy, during breastfeeding and in children.