Sete Sangrias - Cuphea Ingrata C.
Sete Sangrias - Cuphea Ingrata C.

Sete Sangrias - Cuphea Ingrata C.

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Sete Sangrias Detox Tea

Seven Sangrias - Cuphea Ingrata C.

Origin: Brazil

Used part: Stem, Leaf


Seven-sangrias, having its scientific name (Cuphea carthagenensis), is a herbaceous class plant and may also be known by other popular names like guanxuma-red, balsamone, chiagari, cuféa or blood-herb. Being native to South America, this plantis slightly branched and is 20 to 60 cm high and can be harvested between December and February. As a characteristic, it has its stalk rough and coated by reddish hairs. Its leaves are green and simple, with its pinkish-purple flowers. According to the theory of "body signatures" advocated by Paracelsus, in which plants bring the shape of the part of the body that benefit, the seven-sangrias, comes bringing the format and color similar to the blood vessels, area in which it acts in the human body when properly ingested.

The entire plant can be used, most commonly used in teas, such as root tea, used to combat pain; but can also be used in alcoholic extract and syrup and in dressings and patches made with leaves for skin treatments such as ulcers and wounds.

Health benefits:

Astringent, antidiarrheal, laxative, antihypertensive, anti-rheumatic, anti-rheumatic, anti-syphilitic, balsamic, cardiotonic, depurative of the blood, digestive (clears the stomach and intestines), diuretic (aiding against swelling and in favor of weight loss) , diaphoretic, emenagogue (facilitates menstrual flow), febrile (fever treatment), hypocholesterolemic (helps in the treatment of high cholesterol reduction), hypotensive (hypertension), sedative, sweat and tonic.

Good Herbal Remedy:

  • Diaphoretic (causes perspiration)
  • Diuretic
  • Purifying, helps to clean the blood
  • Helps in the elimination of uric acid
  • Anti-syphilitic
  • Lowers cholesterol level
  • Irritation of the respiratory tract
  • Skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema
  • Insomnia
  • Antirheumatic
  • Heart palpitations
  • Swelling of the legs


  1. In a liter of boiling water, put 2 tablespoons of the herb, let it boil
  2. Turn off the heat and set aside for ten minutes
  3. Strain and is ready for use

How to Drink:

Take 2 to 3 cups a day.


Its therapeutic effect is not recommended in pregnant women due to the emmenagogue effect that the plant has and may cause undesired abortions. Do not ingest too much tea, which can lead to diarrhea and sudden drops in blood pressure.