Cure Hangover with Jurubeba Tea
Jurubeba Tea - Solanum paniculatum
Used part: Leaf, Stem
Also known as jubebe, true jurubeba, jupeba, juribeba and jurupeba, this medicinal plant has a bitter taste, can reach three meters in height, has smooth leaves, curved thorns on the trunk, small yellow fruits and lilac or white flowers. Coming from Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina, the herb and its fruits can be used in cooking and in the form of natural remedy. In this, only as an aid to treat digestive diseases, liver and anemia, and not as an independent medicine.
Jurubeba tea is indicated to relieve liver cramps, tone, strengthen and balance the liver against food or excess alcohol, being a remedy known all over Brazil to treat hangovers. It helps in digestion, in relieving stomach aches, taking before or after meals. Its active principles are steroids, saponins, glycosides and alkaloids. Animal studies have proven effective in lowering blood pressure and increasing respiration in cats, thus being a stimulant in the heart. Its properties also include anti-inflammatory actions, decongestants.
Good Herbal Remedy:
- Cardiovascular tonic
- Appetite stimulant
- Helps treating anorexia
- Peptic ulcer
- Chronic liver disease
- Liver and spleen engorgement
- Put 2 tablespoons of leaves to 1 liter of water
- Turn off when the water is boiling and cover for 10 mins
- Strain and drink
How to Drink:
Take 3 cups of warm, sugar-free tea per day. For no longer than 7 days
The effects that the Jurubeba can cause in a person may occur with prolonged use of the plant. It has a high concentration of alkaloids and steroids that can cause in some cases diarrhea, increased liver enzymes, gastritis, nausea and vomiting. Its use should be avoided during pregnancy, breastfeeding and should not be used for prolonged time, as it may cause intoxication.