Picao - Bidens pilosa L.
Picao - Bidens pilosa L.
Picao - Bidens pilosa L.

Picao - Bidens pilosa L.

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Picao Tea help in Jaundice Treatment 

Picao - Bidens pilosa L.

Origin: Brazil

Used part: Stem, Leaf


The Black Picker is a medicinal plant, also popularly known as Picão, Pica-pica or Amor de mulher, used to treat inflammations such as arthritis, sore throat or muscle pain due to its excellent anti-inflammatory properties.

Typically, the Black Picker grows in the hot regions of South America and therefore is very common in Brazil, especially in clean gardens, without toxic products and away from the streets. The Black Picker is a small plant with a dark green stem and slightly lighter leaves. The scientific name of the Picão-preto is Bidens Pilosa.

Health benefits:

Among its active principles we find carotenoids, phytosteroids, polyacetylenes, nicotinic acid, flavonoids, terpenes, phenylpropanoids, lipids, benzenoids. Its consumption is very indicated to cure jaundice, which is the yellowish coloration on the skin accompanied by mucous membranes caused by the accumulation of bilirubin in the organism.

Good Herbal Remedy:

  • Allergies
  • Tonsillitis
  • Asthma
  • Bitter mouth
  • Bronchitis
  • Catarrh
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Hepatitis
  • Jaundice
  • Indigestion
  • Urinary
  • Vaginal
  • Stomach or kidney infections
  • Food poisoning
  • Pancreatic problems
  • Gastroduodenal ulcers


  1. Put 3 tablespoons of herb to a quart 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

Take 1 to 2 cups a day.

For inflamed sore throat, tonsillitis or pharyngitis: prepare the infusion, let cool until warm and gargle 3 times a day.

Warm black- pickled compresses for rheumatism and muscular pain: prepare the infusion of black-bellied pimple, allow to cool until lukewarm, dip compresses or gauze clean in the mixture and then apply on the joints or sore muscles.


The consumption of picão is contraindicated for pregnant women, since it has weak uterine stimulating activity in guinea pigs. In addition, because it contains a small amount of caffeine, the picão should not be consumed by people who are allergic or sensitive to caffeine.