Espinheira Santa Herbal Tea
The Maytenus ilicifolia treats heartburn, stomach pains and gastric ulcers.
What is the Espinheira Santa?
Holy thorn is used for the treatment of stomach problems such as ulcer, gastritis, heartburn, burning and dyspepsia, and is also effective against H. pylori.
Espinheira Santa properties: The properties of holy espinheira include cicatrizing, anti-inflammatory, anti-ulcerous, soothing, analgesic, toning, antiseptic, diuretic and laxative properties.
Preparation: Put 1 to 2 tablespoons (1 soup) in 1L of boiled water and cover. Leave to stand for 10 minutes, filter and drink then. Take 3 times a day.
Espinheira Santa is also popularly known as espinheira-divina, maiteno, life-saving, bull-shade, cancerous herb, congorca, cancerous, cancorosa, thorn and congo.