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Lantana - Lantana Camara L.
Used part: Stem, Leaf
Scientific name Lantana camara, the cambará is an ornamental and floriferous shrub. The leaves are hairy and their branches upright or semi pendent are quite flexible. With many flowers that form small bouquets, the colors are usually orange, pink, red, yellow and white, but even in just one inflorescence, we can find various colorations.
The parts of the plant used for medicinal purposes are leaves and stems. Originally from Brazil, the plant has been used for centuries for the treatment of various diseases. According to studies done in guinea pigs (common since the 19th century for gastrointestinal and respiratory model of humans), when part of the intestine of the animal was removed, intestinal colic was simulated and then applied to the plant leaf extract. In this case, a more intense antispasmodic activity could be observed, proving its effect in the treatment of abdominal pains. Other more recent studies have also proved their effectiveness in combating abdominal and respiratory diseases.
For centuries, the Cambará leaf has been used by people for the treatment of abdominal, respiratory and nasal obstruction. Researchers used a guinea pig in a laboratory, an animal that has been used by researchers since the 19th century as a model for the gastrointestinal and respiratory cues of humans. Parts of the guinea pig intestine were removed and intestinal colic’s with chemical mediators produced by the human organism were simulated. Then the extract of the leaf of the plant was applied in them, and a greater antispasmodic activity in the intestine was noticed in that experiment, that is to say, the medicine took effect. With this experience the researchers obtained significant results and, thus, have been able to prove scientifically the efficiency of the leaf of cambará in the fight against abdominal and respiratory diseases.
Good Herbal Remedy:
- Lower fever
- Treat earaches
- Whooping cough
- Excellent expectorant
- Coughs, colds, flu, bronchitis, asthma, infections and respiratory allergies
- Add 1 tablespoon of the herb in a liter of boiling water
- Turn off the heat and set aside for 10 minutes
- Strain and drink
How to drink:
Take 1 cup 3 to 4 times a day.
Caution: The plant is toxic and should be used only with medical advice and prescription, as well as follow-up. It can lead to death when used without medical supervision. Among its side effects are nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, weakness, difficult breathing, among others, which may appear a few hours after consumption. If you experience any of these symptoms, seek medical attention urgently.