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 ERVA TOSTÃO POWDER TEA (Boerhaavia diffusa) -  2 OZ / 60 gr

 

 

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Ethnomedical Uses: Erva tostão have held an important place in herbal medicine in both Brazil and India for many years and is a plant medicine of great importance and extraordinarily beneficial in the treatment of liver disorders.  It is employed in Brazilian herbal medicine to stimulate the emptying of the gallbladder, as a diuretic, for all types of liver disorders (including jaundice and hepatitis), gallbladder pain and stones, urinary tract disorders, renal disorders, kidney stones, cystitis, and nephritis.

Erva Tostão is a diuretic, laxative, expectorant and stomachic herb. It is useful in oedema, Anaemia, jaundice, ascites, anasarca, scanty urine and inflammation and astthma. The whole plant, particularly the roots, leaves and seeds.  Erva Tostão is also, aphrodisiac, cardiac-stimulant, and useful in all types of inflammations.

Traditionally is also used for albuminuria, bile insufficiency, cystitis, edema, gallbladder problems, gallstones, gonorrhea, guinea worms, hepatitis, hypertension, jaundice, kidney disorders, kidney stones, liver disorders, liver support, nephritis, renal disorders, sclerosis (liver), spleen (enlarged), urinary disorders, and urinary retention.

Properties/Actions Documented by Research: ACE-inhibitor (typically lowers blood pressure), analgesic (pain-reliever), anti-inflammatory, antiamebic, antibacterial, anticonvulsant, antihemorrhagic (reduces bleeding), antispasmodic, antiviral, liver and gallbladder bile stimulant, diuretic, hepatoprotective (liver protector), hepatotonic (tones, balances, strengthens the liver), hypotensive (lowers blood pressure), immune modulator (selectively lowers overactive immune cells).

Cautions: Erva tostão may interfere with prescription diuretics and may potentiate cardiac depressant medications. Large dose brings vomiting.

How to use/ Preparation: For a general liver tonic, 1 cup of decoction or 2 ml of a 4:1 tincture is taken once daily. This same dosage is taken two to three times daily for various liver and kidney disorders. As a menstrual aid (to reduce menstrual pain, cramping, and excessive bleeding) 1 cup of decoction can be taken two to three times daily as needed.
A hot poultice can be applied to ulcers, abscesses and skin diseases.


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