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 EMBAÚBA POWDER TEA (Cecropia peltata) -  2 OZ / 60 gr

 

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Ethnomedical Uses: Embauba is known in Brazil for its anti-inflammatory properties. Typically for rheumatic, kidney and lung inflammations. The lea is used widely for asthma and other upper respiratory complaints (such as asthma, bronchitis, coughs, whooping cough, and pneumonia)., as well as for diabetes. It also has been used for sores on the mouth and tongue.

Properties/Actions Documented by Research: ACE-inhibitor (typically lowers blood pressure), analgesic (pain-reliever), anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antifungal, antioxidant, antispasmodic, cardiotonic (tones, balances, strengthens the heart), diuretic, hypoglycemic, hypotensive (lowers blood pressure).

Cautions: Embauba has a traditional use of aiding childbirth and to promote menstruation. It should not be taken during pregnancy. The plant has been reported in animal studies to have cardiotonic properties, increasing the strength of cardiac muscle contraction. It should not be used by anyone with a cardiac disorder unless monitored by a medical doctor. Embauba also has demonstrated hypotensive activity in animal studies. Those with low blood pressure or those on medication to lower their blood pressure should seek the advice of a qualified healthcare professional prior to using this plant. Embauba has demonstrated a hypoglycemic effect in animals. It is contraindicated for persons with hypoglycemia. Diabetics should use this plant with caution as blood sugar levels should be monitored closely.

How to use/ Preparation: One-half cup of tea (infusion or decoction) is taken one or two times daily.


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