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Carqueja is known by several botanical names in Brazil, including Baccharis genistelloides, B. triptera, and B. trimera. It is found throughout the Amazon. What the hell? Crazy piece of leafless angular architecture with jointed stems that are flanged in triplicate with photosynthetic wings which give engineered. Baccharis genistelloides: This little shrub, a native of Brazil, has unusual, highly decorative foliage and produces lightly-scented flowers in summer. It adds.

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It has antiviral activity and is used for reducing stomach acidity and inflammation, and as treatment for ulcers among others. Baccharis sphaerocephala Baccharis texana Baccharis thesioides Baccharis tricuneata L.

The plant described herein is not intended to treat, cure, diagnose, mitigate or prevent any disease. They document that it helps strengthen digestive, ileocecal valve, stomach, and liver functions; fortifies, cleanses and detoxifies the blood and the liver; expels intestinal genistelloires is helpful for poor digestion, liver disorders, anemia, or loss of blood; and removes obstructions in the gallbladder and liver.

Bacchariswith over species, is the largest genus in the Compositae. That study concluded that carqueja “may relieve gastrointestinal disorders by reducing acid secretion and gastrointestinal hyperactivity.

Purges obstructions of liver and gallbladder. Gray Baccharis pteronioides Baccharis punctulata DC.

The statements contained herein have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Carqueja is a perennial green herb that grows nearly vertical to a height of meters and produces yellowish-white flowers at the top of the plant.

Carqueja contains many chemicals: This taxon has not yet been assessed. It cannot grow in the shade.


It should not be used during pregnancy. It is found throughout the Amazon rainforest in Peru, Brazil, and Colombia, as well as in tropical parts of Argentina, Paraguay, and Uruguay. Baccharis are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species, such as the swift moths Phymatopus californicus and P. It can also support and tonify the nervous system and increases stomach yin.

They are commonly known as baccharises but sometimes referred to as “brooms”, because many members have small thin leaves resembling the true brooms. Carqueja should not be used during pregnancy, as it has demonstrated uterine stimulant and abortive effects in rats. United States Department of Agriculture. Traditionally, 2 g in capsules or tablets or ml of a standard tincture are taken with each meal as a digestive aid or liver remedy.

Baccharis genistelloides

We are currently updating this section. In Peruvian herbal medicine today, carqueja is used for liver ailments, gallstones, diabetes, allergies, gout, intestinal gas and bloating, and venereal diseases.

This traditional remedy is usually taken two or three times daily with meals as a digestive aid. It helps strengthen digestion and the ileocecal valve and fortifies the blood. Toxicity Studies Nogueira, N. These are considered the main active constituents[ ].

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Baccharis genistelloides or otherwise known as carqueja is a perennial plant characterized by its green stem. The Baccharis genus is composed of more than species native to tropical and subtropical America. The flavonoids are considered carqueja’s main active constituents. Finally, baaccharis traditional use for colds, flu, and stomach viruses has also been verified by research.

There are no ray flowersbut many disk flowers which are either staminate or pistillate. Flowers are usually white or pinkish. Right plant wrong place. This QR Code is unique to this page. Some Baccharis species, particularly Eastern baccharis B. Stomach, Intestine, Liver, Spleen.

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Other popular uses for carqueja in Brazilian herbal medicine today are to treat malaria, diabetes, stomach ulcers, sore throat and tonsillitis, angina, anemia, diarrhea, indigestion, hydropsy, urinary inflammation, kidney disorders, intestinal worms, leprosy, and poor blood circulation. Several novel plant chemicals called clerodane diterpenoids have also genistleloides identified and it has been shown that these had maximum effects against worms[ ]. It has also shown an in vitro inhibition of HIV virus replication in T-cells, which seems to be mainly due to the substance 3,5-dicaffeoylquinic acid which is found in the plant[ ].

Baccharis bigelovii Baccharis brachylaenoides DC. No part of this document may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any information storage genistslloides retrieval system, including websites, without written permission. Baccharis intermixta Gardner Baccharis juncea Lehm.

For topical use pain and inflammation60 g of herb about 2 ounces is decocted in 1 liter of water and applied to the affected area. They document that it helps strengthen digestive, ileocecal genistelloixes, stomach, and liver functions; fortifies and cleanses the blood; expels intestinal worms; is helpful for poor digestion, liver disorders, anemia, or loss of blood; and removes obstructions in the gallbladder and liver.