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The Benefits of Leather Hat Tea

The Leather Hat (Echinodorus macrophyllus) is a famous plant from the traditional Brazilian culture with anti-inflammatory, diuretic, digestive, depurative, astringent, energetic, laxative, antioxidant and detoxifying properties.
There are two varieties of Leather Hat plants full of mineral salts: Echinodorus macrophyllus and Echinodorus grandiflorus. Both contain diuretic and depurative properties that are beneficial for gastric, intestinal, renal and urinary well-being.
Come with us on this adventure through the world of teas and discover the benefits of Leather Hat tea!

Leather Hat Tea Properties and Contraindications

Benefits of Leather Hat Tea

The Leather Hat Tea or Miner Tea corresponds to a medicinal tea usually used to treat inflammations in the throat, stomach, kidneys, intestines, bladder, and joints, even as to combat the effects of excess uric acid. It can also be consumed to indirectly promote slimming and weight loss due to its diuretic and depurative properties.

Although it is a mild laxative, Leather Hat Tea can help relieve symptoms caused by constipation, urinary tract infections, arthritis, hypertension, gout, kidney stones, flu and fluid retention. Part of the benefits of the Leather Hat may be due to its protective action, which may contribute to kidney and liver regeneration after prolonged medication intake.

This medicinal tea is made from the leaves or roots of the Leather Hat plant, known for its broad, rigid leaves, similar in appearance to leather. In Brazil, it is common to use the name “swamp herb” since this plant is found in natural spaces with frequent water flows. So it can be classified as a semi-aquatic plant. In its natural state can be used in refreshments (PANC).

The consumption of Leather Hat Tea can contribute to the weight loss process through its beneficial action in eliminating toxins in the body, simultaneously promoting body deflation. In conciliation with its anti-inflammatory property, Leather Hat Tea can help you to lose weight and lose weight. It may contribute to the reduction of high cholesterol and promote the deceleration of skin aging.

The use of cold compresses dipped in Leather Hat Tea can help in the healing of skin wounds.

Where to buy Leather Hat tea? You can find the plant “Leather Hat” in herbal stores and pharmacies, either in tea, tincture or as a food supplement.

Contraindications of Leather Hat Tea

Contraindications of Leather Hat Tea

Leather Hat Tea is not recommended for people suffering from hypotension (low blood pressure), even heart and kidney disorders. This contraindication is due to the action of Leather Hat Tea in the relaxation of blood vessels that may promote the reduction of blood pressure.

The consumption of this tea is still not recommended for pregnant women, breastfeeding women and infants. The intake should be done during the recommended period and not more time.

Curiosity: Brazilian soft drink called “Mineirinho”

“Mineirinho” is a well-known soft drink produced in Brazil based on guarana extract and leather hats. Created more than 80 years ago, “Mineirinho” is popularly known by Brazilians as a unique soft drink, without direct competition, with extract of leather hat. In addition to being known for the medicinal properties of the Leather Hat plant, the “Mineirinho” is still produced according to the original formula.

How to prepare Leather Hat Tea?

To prepare this tea, you should start by applying 2 tablespoons of Leather Hat leaf in a container with a litre of water (1L) previously boiled. Then cover the container, and let it rest for 10 minutes. Finally, strain it, and let it cool down a bit. It is recommended to consume Leather Hat Tea in a hot state (without burning) immediately after or during the first 24 hours after its preparation.

It is recommended to take 2 to 3 cups daily without any sugar or sweetener.

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