Jua - Zizyphus joazeiro
Jua - Zizyphus joazeiro
Jua - Zizyphus joazeiro

Jua - Zizyphus joazeiro

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Prevent Hair Loss with Jua Tea

Jua - Zizyphus joazeiro

Origin: Brazil

Used part: Bark


Juazeiro (Ziziphus joazeiro) is a shrubby tree in the buckthorn (Rhamnaceae) family, native to Brazil. Trees grow up to 15 meters tall, with waxy leaves, yellow flowers and small, round edible fruit. The inner bark of the tree is naturally rich in saponins (which produce foam) and also has antibacterial properties, making it suitable for use in natural dandruff control products.

Health benefits:

The consumption of the plant serves as astringent, healing, hygienizing, uncountable, expectorant, anti-influenza, anti-inflammatory, combat and prevents fever, stimulates the production of sweat and serves as a hair tonic, as it favors growth and prevent hair loss and combat dandruff. The fruits of juá, that much resemble a pitomba, but smaller and white inside, are excellent sources of vitamin C, which helps to strengthen the body's immune system.

The plant has numerous active ingredients such as starch, phosphoric anhydride, betulinic acid, oleamolic acid, starch, cellulose, caffeine, calcium oxide, protein, mineral salts, saponin, vitamin C, carbohydrates and phosphoric anhydride.

The use of juá is indicated for people who suffer from problems such as fever, gingivitis, poor digestion and other diseases in the stomach, some problems in the sexual organs and urinary tract, in addition to bacterial plaque.

Good Herbal Remedy:

  • Strengthen the body's immune system
  • Fever
  • Gingivitis
  • Poor digestion
  • Some problems in the sexual organs and urinary tract


  1. Add 2 tablespoons of herb to one liter of water
  2. Turn off when it reaches boil
  3. Remove from the heat and leave the pan (capped) to stand for 10 minutes
  4. Strain and drink

How to drink:

Take 2 to 3 times a day.


Juá intake is contraindicated for children under 12 years of age. Due to the presence of saponins, the consumption of the plant should also be avoided by pregnant women and women who are in the process of breastfeeding.