The abutua tea cannot be consumed by children under 10 years of age and pregnant women, and should be consumed once a day for a period of up to seven consecutive days. The tea of abútua can be known, also, by tea of parreira-brava, coffee of bush, parreira do mato, bútua.

Benefits of Abutua Tea

Its medicinal action can be by diuretic and febrile effect. Being used in cases of renal calculus, uterine cramps, poor digestion, liver, hydrops and rheumatism. Its active ingredients: Alkaloids derived from bisbenzil-isoquinoline: berberine, bebeerina, buxin, condronine, pilosine, chondro-denina and oxybebeerin; Mucilage; Resins. (See all abútua properties here)

Toxicology of abútua tea

Toxicology : May produce abortion if the dose is excessive. It’s a toxic drug, dangerous use. It is recommended to give preference to tincture prepared in laboratories. In fertile women who want to get pregnant because it can prevent egg nidation. At very high doses there is danger of cardiotonic and curarting effect. The effects of intoxication include tachycardia, tachypnea, hypotension, arrhythmias, and death. Therefore, before starting the use of abútua, it is recommended to consult with a phytotherapist parta indicate the recommended doses of its use.

Tea preparation

To prepare the tea, a simple infusion, or decoction of the root or bark of the trunk, already dried in the proportion 1g/100 ml of water should be made. (1 g of abútua for 100 ml of water). Taking 4 to 5 cups a day.


BALBACH, Alfons. Plants That Heal. Sao Paulo.

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