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?
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.
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.
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