Abutua: Meet the medicinal plant

 Abutua: Meet the medicinal plant

Lena Fisher

A abutter is a plant found in the Atlantic Forest, best known for its medicinal properties. It is also called beach berry, wild potato, butia, and other names. It produces a purple fruit with red pulp, but it is the root and stem that are used as natural remedies.

Benefits of Altua

Fights body aches and pains

Due to its analgesic effect, it combats pain, such as cramps, headaches and migraines, as well as back pain. However, it is necessary to consult a doctor before using it, because the plant can be toxic if consumed in excess.

Prevents fluid retention

Besides being an analgesic, it is a diuretic, i.e., it helps to release water and toxins through urine, thus not only preventing water retention, but also contributing to cardiovascular health. It can also prevent cystitis, urinary infections, the formation of kidney stones, and irritation in the urinary tract.

Read more: Why do we have fluid retention and how to avoid it?

Helps digestion

Butternut squash tea is also known to aid digestion and prevent stomach and liver problems, as well as to ease intestinal transit, preventing constipation and the resulting bloating and weight gain.

Fights fever

Fever is a temporary rise in body temperature as a side effect of an illness - it may be the flu, a cold, or various other conditions.

Abutta side effects and who should avoid using it

  • Possible side effects: tachycardia (increased heart rate), tachypnea (fast breathing), arrhythmia (change in heartbeat) and possible toxicity
  • Pregnant women - possible effect abortive
  • Lactating (breastfeeding women)
  • Children under 10 years of age

How to make Altua tea

Tea can be made from its leaves or its stem (2g per cup). Together with boiling water, the drink takes only a few minutes to brew.

Read also: Stone Breaker Tea: Benefits of the drink

Lena Fisher

Lena Fisher is a wellness enthusiast, certified nutritionist, and author of the popular health and well-being blog. With over a decade of experience in the field of nutrition and health coaching, Lena has dedicated her career to helping people achieve their optimal health and live their best life possible. Her passion for wellness has led her to explore various approaches to achieving overall health, including diet, exercise, and mindfulness practices. Lena's blog is a culmination of her years of research, experience, and personal journey towards finding balance and well-being. Her mission is to inspire and empower others to make positive changes in their lives and embrace a healthy lifestyle. When she's not writing or coaching clients, you can find Lena practicing yoga, hiking the trails, or experimenting with new healthy recipes in the kitchen.