Jatoba - Hymenaea Courbaril
Jatoba - Hymenaea Courbaril

Jatoba - Hymenaea Courbaril

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Jatoba Tea great for Detox

Jatoba - Hymenaea courbaril

Origin: Brazil

Used part: Bark


It is a tree originally found in the Brazilian Amazon and Atlantic Forest, which can be found naturally in the Piauí to the north of Paraná, in the semi-deciduous broadleaf forest. In the cerrado occurs the species H. stigonocarpa, also known as Jatobá. With a height between 15 and 20 m and a trunk that reaches 1 m in diameter, its leaves have two brilliant leaflets of 6 to 14 cm in length. The fruit is an indehiscent, rather hard pod.

Health benefits:

The properties of jatobá include its astringent, antibacterial, antispasmodic, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, balsamic, decongestant, diuretic, stimulant, expectorant, fortifier, hepatoprotective, laxative, tonic and vermifuge.

Good Herbal Remedy:

  • Asthma
  • Gonorrhea
  • Cystitis
  • Cramps
  • Worms
  • Respiratory diseases
  • Mouth or stomach sores
  • Constipation
  • Pertussis
  • Dysentery
  • Poor digestion
  • Weakness
  • Prostate problems
  • Cough and laryngitis


  1. Put 3 tablespoons to a quart of water
  2. Let it cook for 3 to 4 minutes from the moment it starts to boil
  3. Remove from 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.


Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe, and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using. Avoid during pregnancy and breastfeeding.