Jatoba is a tree that can be used as a medicinal plant in the treatment of gastrointestinal or respiratory problems.
Its scientific name is Hymenaea courbaril and its seeds, barks and leaves can be purchased at health food stores.
What is jatoba for
Jatoba serves to heal wounds and treat asthma, blenorrhagia, cystitis, colic, worms, respiratory diseases, sores in the mouth or stomach, constipation, whooping cough, dysentery, poor digestion, weakness, prostate problems, cough and laryngitis.
Properties of jatoba
The properties of jatoba include its astringent, antibacterial, antispasmodic, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, balsamic, decongestant, diuretic, stimulant, expectorant, fortifying, hepatoprotective, laxative, tonic and deworming properties.
How to use jatoba
The parts used in the jatoba are its leaves, bark and seeds.
Jatoba tea: Place 2 tablespoons of the peels in a pan with 1 liter of water and boil for 15 minutes. Drink 3 cups a day.
Side effects of jatoba
No side effects of jatoba are described.
Contraindications of jatoba
There are no known contraindications for jatoba.