Espinheira Santa Herbal Tea (Maytenus ilicifolia)


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Espinheira Santa Herbal Tea

Meet this incredible Espinheira Santa Herbal Tea rich in anti-inflammatory and diuretic properties with soothing, healing, and analgesic potential. Relieves stomach pain and improves intestinal transit.

Ingredients: 100% Espinheira Santa, leaves and stems (Maytenus ilicifolia).

Taste: Characteristic bitter.

What is Espinheira Santa Herbal Tea good for

"Espinheira santa" refers to a plant known scientifically as Maytenus ilicifolia. It is native to South America, particularly Brazil, and is often used in traditional medicine for its potential health benefits. The plant is also known by other names, including "santa espinheira," "maiteno," and "tinhorão."

Here are some potential uses and properties associated with espinheira santa:

1. **Gastric Support:** Espinheira santa is traditionally used to support digestive health, particularly for gastric issues. It is often employed as a natural remedy for conditions such as indigestion, gastritis, and gastric ulcers.

2. **Anti-inflammatory:** The plant is believed to have anti-inflammatory properties, which may contribute to its traditional use in addressing inflammatory conditions.

3. **Anti-ulcer Activity:** Some studies suggest that espinheira santa may have protective effects against the development of gastric ulcers.

4. **Antioxidant Properties:** Like many plants, espinheira santa contains compounds with antioxidant properties. Antioxidants help neutralize free radicals in the body, which can contribute to oxidative stress and various health issues.

5. **Diuretic Effects:** Espinheira santa has been traditionally used as a diuretic, promoting the elimination of excess fluids from the body.

6. **Anti-cancer Potential:** There is some research suggesting that certain compounds in espinheira santa may have anti-cancer properties, but more research is needed to fully understand its potential in this area.

It's important to note that while espinheira santa has a history of traditional use and some preliminary research supports certain properties, scientific studies on its efficacy and safety are limited. As with any herbal remedy, it's advisable to consult with a healthcare professional before using espinheira santa, especially if you have existing health conditions or are taking medications. Additionally, the appropriate dosage and preparation methods may vary, and guidance from a qualified healthcare provider is recommended.


Espinheira Santa is a medicinal plant widely used as a natural solution in the treatment of gastric issues from reflux, gastritis, burning, or dyspepsia. It can also help fight the H. Pylori bacteria that develop in the digestive system. Originating in the southern region of Brazil, Espinheira Santa is a plant belonging to the Celastraceae family, very beneficial for gastric and intestinal issues. Its composition contains fridenellol (oil with a protective effect on the stomach), tonic, and silicic acid (with antiseptic and healing properties).

This powerful plant contains a high quantity of tannins that may help in the healing of ulcerous lesions in the stomach to control the production of hydrochloric acid. In addition to this action, tannins may contribute to the stoppage of fermentation that occurs from the digestive tract to the intestine due to their antiseptic property. It was about 90 years ago that the first studies of this plant appeared.

Preparation mode:

Water temperature: 100º

Infusion time: 10 minutes

Recommended quantity: 2 to 3 cups a day, 30 minutes before each meal. You may take Espinheira Santa Herbal Tea for up to 6 months.

Dosage: 1 teaspoon of Espinheira Santa per tea cup (240ml).

How to make Espinheira Santa Herbal Tea: put 2 tablespoons of Espinheira Santa in a container with 1000ml of water boiled. Cover it and leave to infuse for 10 minutes. Finally, strain and leave to cool down a little before drinking.

Store in a cool, dry place away from light.

Warnings: This plant should be avoided by pregnant women and babies, even by anyone with hypersensitivity to the active principles of the plant.

Note: the image presented was made in our company, however, the cut typology and dimensions of the plant may vary from delivery to delivery or season of the year.

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