Myrcia Leaf - Myrcia sphaerocarpa
Myrcia Leaf - Myrcia sphaerocarpa
Myrcia Leaf - Myrcia sphaerocarpa

Myrcia Leaf - Myrcia sphaerocarpa

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Prevent Diabetes with Myrcia Tea

Myrcia Leaf - Myrcia sphaerocarpa

Origin: Brazil

Used part: Leaf


Belonging to the family of the Myrtaceae, the Myrcia has about 150 species of Myrcia . The shrub grows in a medium size and predominantly in drier regions of the Amazon and other regions of Brazil. The plant, in the year 1965, was nicknamed by Dr. Cruz, a Brazilian physician, as "vegetal insulin". Native to Brazil, the plant has its leaves used in tea preparation. Popularly also known as Cambui, this plant has medicinal benefits applied for many years in the treatment of health conditions.

Health benefits:

Used long ago by native tribes, as well as by traditional Brazilian medicine, the plant was nicknamed vegetable insulin thanks to its properties. 30 years later, the same doctor with a team, were able to record actions and uses of this stone for the treatment of diabetes.

It can be used to treat diarrhea, hypertension, bleeding and mouth ulcers. It has properties astringent, antidiarrheal and hypoglycemic, which makes it effective in the treatment of diabetes, in the prevention of diabetic neuropathies and macular degeneration, acts as a strengthening and balancing heart tonic, combating hypertension enteritis, diarrhea and dysentery, among others.

It can also be used in the treatment of cholesterol, canker sores, weight loss diet, enteritis, kidney problems, inflammation of the uterus and ovaries, rheumatism and problems of poor blood circulation

Good Herbal Remedy:

  • Cholesterol
  • Thrush
  • Diarrhea
  • Hypertension
  • Hemorrhages (astringent use)
  • Cardiac tonic
  • Prevention of diabetic neuropathies
  • Diet for weight loss
  • Enteritis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Kidney problems
  • Inflammation of the uterus and ovary
  • Rheumatism
  • Problems of poor blood circulation


  1. Put 2 tablespoons of herb to a liter of water
  2. Turn off when the water reaches boil
  3. Cover and leave the solution muffled for about 10 minutes
  4. Strain and drink

How to Drink:

Take 2 to 3 cups a day.


The use of Myrcia is contraindicated for pregnant and lactating patients. In addition, it should not be used in patients who have hypoglycaemia.

Before using this plant for the treatment of diabetes and any other condition, consult a doctor. When treating diabetes, it is important to control your blood sugar levels closely, and some medications may change. Consumption can potentiate anti-diabetic medications, insulin and medications for hypertension, so a doctor should always be consulted before consuming the plant.