Pau Ferro - Caesalpinia ferrea Martins
Pau Ferro - Caesalpinia ferrea Martins

Pau Ferro - Caesalpinia ferrea Martins

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Pau Ferro Tea aid in Asthma Treatment

Pau Ferro - Caesalpinia ferrea Martins

Origin: Brazil

Used part: Fruit


Of Brazilian origin, Pau Ferro is a medicinal plant that recently gained great status by being proven to be the great enemy of gastric ulcers. Also called Jucá, this plant is abundant in the Brazilian states of Minas Gerais, Sao Paulo, Ceará and Alagoas, however, not only in these two states is it possible to find Pau ferro in the northeast.

By popular knowledge, Pau ferro stem was widely used in ulcer treatments, however in the last years the leaves of the plant have been studied, which promise to have double the efficiency. This fact should not completely rule out the benefits of stem, since it alone has been quite effective in treating the problem. Studies are still being carried out to discover the compound or group of substances that are responsible for the benefits of the plant, as well as the analysis of Pau ferro to see if it has any toxic effect.

Health benefits:

The bark of the plant is used in the recipe for a syrup used to combat asthma and bronchitis. Using infused leaves is useful for treating hepatic inflammation and tuberculosis. There is still another type of infusion that takes rasps from the bark of the tree with the leaves of the hose, this promises to ward off the flu.

Good Herbal Remedy:

  • Diabetes
  • Problems in tonsils
  • Intestinal colic
  • Diarrhea
  • Bleeding
  • Rheumatism
  • Syphilis
  • Cough
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Cardiac complications
  • Fever
  • Conditions in the lungs
  • Weakness in general


  1. Put 2 tablespoons to a quart of water
  2. Let it cook for about 10 minutes from the moment it starts to boil
  3. Remove from the heat and let stand, covered, for 10 minutes
  4. Strain and is ready for use

How to Drink:

Take 2 to 3 cups a day.


Tea should be avoided during pregnancy and breastfeeding. As well as children under 12 years.