Thousand Men Detox Tea
Thousand Men - Aristolochia cymbifera
Used part: Stem
Curiosity is inevitable when one hears for the first time the plant of a thousand men. No, it does not resemble thousand men, but its medicinal properties make it very effective for treating thousands of people. That is why Carlos Chagas, a renowned sanitarian, used it to treat thousands of railway workers who were contaminated with malaria, baptizing the then-thousand-man plant. As a creeper, it commonly coils on trees to support itself, and can be recognized by its herbaceous leaves, with woody stem and fine branches. Depending on the region may be popularly known as cassaú, buta, jarrinha, turkey chat, duckling, arostolóquia, among many other names.
Tea from this plant can be used to treat many conditions such as asthma, fever, diarrhea, gastric problems, poor digestion, neuralgia, depression, syphilis, resistant virus, worms, snakebite, kidney and liver problems, flatulence, pruritus, gout, hydrops, seizures, epilepsy, among others. Its benefits in the treatment of diseases are related to its action as diuretic, sedative and antiseptic.
Good Herbal Remedy:
- Gastric problems
- Problems in the kidneys, liver and heart
- Snake bite
- Resistant viruses
- Add 2 tablespoons of the herb in a liter of boiling water
- Let it boil for 10 minutes
- Strain and drink
How to Drink:
Take 2 to 3 cups a day.
The consumption of tea is contraindicated for pregnant patients, since the plant has an abortive effect. In addition, it is also contraindicated for obese as it opens the appetite, and people with liver problems or who have high blood pressure. In women, consumption has a side effect: it increases blood flow during menstruation.
The plant is very toxic - it was used to poison arrowheads - and therefore should only be consumed with supervision and medical indication, not exceeding the period of 30 days.