Guacatonga Tea supports Weight loss and other benefits
Guacatonga - Casearia sylvestris
Used part: Leaf
Used long ago by the natives, Guaçatonga is little known. Its scientific name is Casearia sylvestris, popularly known as white-bugru, bravo, devil's coffee, or brewed coffee. Its medicinal properties are used by the Indians to this day, especially in cases of skin problems and snake bites. Easily found in Brazilian territory, the plant has been widely used for the production of homeopathic remedies, herbal creams and in the treatment of cold sores and canker sores.
With several plants of the same caseary family, called guaçatonga, only one has been used. This is two to six meters high and is the lowest in the family. The plant has healing properties, depurative, soothing, sweating, tonic, cardiotonic, diuretic, stimulant, aphrodisiac, anesthetics, antispasmodic, antihemorrhagic, antimicrobial, antiseptic and immunostimulating. It contains caryophyllene, which negates the effects of histamine and, in addition, is healing and can aid in the process of weight loss.
Good Herbal Remedy:
- Swelling of the legs
- Uric acid
- Canker sores
- Chest pains
- Insect bites
- Put 2 tablespoons of herb to a quart 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.
Recommended for skin problems, the guaçatonga compress can be prepared by boiling 30g of the plant, with 10g of comfrey leaves in a liter of water, for 10 minutes. Then it can be easily applied in the desired location.
The consumption of guaçatonga should be avoided by pregnant women, as the plant stimulates uterine contractions, which can lead to spontaneous abortion, and also by women in the phase of breastfeeding. There are no records of side effects, but you should, as a precaution, avoid overconsumption and follow recommendations only.