Mulata catinga is a plant that can be used by adults and children through external use and in the form of tea. Its use is indicated as vermicide, but it also has other medicinal properties. Plant with a neutral flavor that should be taken without added sugar.
This plant is also known throughout Brazil by the popular names of São Marcos, Tanaceto and Atanásia grass and in some regions as a pot . Mulata catinga is easily found throughout Brazil and is widely used in Asian, European and North American countries. The plant of scientific name tanacetum vulgare) is characterized by being a shrub of small size that reaches 1 meter in height .
Its leaves are alternated resembling the foliage of a fern. It gives rise to yellow flowers with a very strong and pleasant smell, which usually bloom in the summer, so they are used for the production of lotions. There are variations in the mulata catinga and each of them has its specialty, so one must know the source before using it.
What it is for
The leaves of the plant are strong combined with the fight against muscle pain and are a strong healing agent. But it has been used more and more in the form of tea, even though it is specifically indicated for external use and having better results. Results are already noticeable after using mulatto catinga tea to fight lice and worms , especially in children. Uses include:
Worms – The plant is a strong vermicide, as it has toxic power that exterminates intestinal worms.
Rheumatism – From the leaves of the mulata catinga, powerful oil is extracted to help fight rheumatic pain, and must be used externally on the affected places.
Lice – Due to its eliminated toxin, it is a strong ally in the fight against insects in general, especially lice.
Regularization of the menstrual cycle – The mulberry catinga tea helps in the regularization of the woman’s menstrual cycle, also minimizing the symptoms of premenstrual tension.
Kidney Problem – Strong ally in the fight against kidney stone due to its strong antioxidant power. .
Tachycardia and epilepsy – Your tea acts to control epilepsy and helps to decrease tachycardia.
Boils – It is recommended to use it externally to fight boils and any other wounds. The plant has strong healing power and acts in the improvement of wounds in general.
How to take
The best known way to use mulatto catinga is externally, but it is also widely used through its infusions. To combat muscle, joint and rheumatic pain, use is indicated in addition to the oral route, externally using the oil extracted from the leaf to be administered in the inflamed site.
In cases of psoriasis, boils, wounds and lice the recommended use is externally, with the oil being passed through the affected region, allowing to act for a few minutes and being removed with plenty of water. In cases of bronchitis, asthma, joint pain or kidney problems , mulberry catinga tea of 2 to 3 cups per day should be taken.
How to Make Catinga de Mulata Tea
Boil 1 liter of water and add after boiling 2 tablespoons of herb in a container. Cover the container and let it drown for 10 minutes, it will be enough time for the infusion to be ready. Pass the tea through a sieve so that only the liquid remains for ingestion. The recommended daily dosage is 2 to 3 cups at most.
Care Not Use
Like any herb there are recommendations and contraindications, because even if it is something natural it can cause serious damage to health. Mulata catinga is a plant that contains few toxic substances , but an amount that is already harmful for use in pregnant women, and can cause spontaneous abortions. It is also not recommended for children up to two years of age or for women who are breastfeeding, as it passes through the milk to the baby and can cause intoxication.
Consumption of up to three cups a day is indicated. Its overdose can cause vomiting, malaise, chills and even seizures. Remembering again, that the plant has several variations, so extra care must be taken when starting the treatment with the herb and use only under the recommendation of a specialist on the subject.
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