Published: 12/27/2014 - Updated: 03/08/2020
Author: Prof. Dr. Luis Ruiz-Garcia, PhD
Piper aduncum is an extraordinary plant that can prevent and cure a variety of illnesses, even some of the most feared diseases, like cancer, especially affecting the gastrointestinal tract. So how to take advantage of it? Easy. Just prepare it as an herbal tea or infusion.
Piper aduncum‘s medicinal properties are located in the leaves. They are also used to stop internal and external hemorrhages in the even of a fall, throat inflammation, diarrhea, blows, vaginitis, urinary tract infections, bronchitis, and more.
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Piper aduncum is a thin tree that reaches 4 meters in height and has only been found in the Amazonian watershed in countries like Peru, Brazil, Columbia, Paraguay, Ecuador and Bolivia.
If you want to prevent or fight cancer or other illnesses that were mentioned above, boil 40 grams of piper aduncum leaves in one liter of water. Boil for 10 minutes. Then drink the liquid in a short period of time.
If you have an upset stomach with intense, prolonged pain, this infusion could also help you. It will help digest food and eliminate diarrhea.
For diarrhea, you need to prepare an infusion with 50 grams of leaves in one liter of boiling water and drink.
Thanks to its astringent properties, when piper aduncum comes into contact with wounds or recent abrasions, it reduces and stops blood flow and helps heal the wound. Piper aduncum powder works in the same way, stopping hemorrhages.
If you suffer from kidney stones that do not require surgery, you can dissolve them by drinking Piper aduncum tea. You should drink it at least four times a day. This treatment can be used in addition to what the doctor has prescribed you, or even other natural treatments, like pineapple with chanca piedra.
If you have vaginitis or other inflammation in the urinary area, we recommend taking seated baths with an infusion of 50 grams Piper aduncum in one liter of boiling water.
To alleviate rheumatic or arthritic pains, as well as for quick wound healing, you can prepare a homemade cream to apply to the affected areas.
Steep 100 grams of Piper aduncum leaves in 1/2 liter of alcohol, letting soak for a week. To prepare the cream, strain the solution and filter it through a clean towel or a paper towel. Heat half a kilo of solid Vaseline in a double boiler and add the filtered solution. Stir until creating a well-blended mixture. Apply to the wound every time you wash it.
Revised by: Dra. Loredana Lunadei on 03/08/2020
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