Agonized tea

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Women during their menstrual cycle are very distressed, do you agree with me? No wonder that the elixir against colic takes this nomenclature. Tea from the Agonized Plant is a “holy medicine” when it comes to women’s health.

And because it is a native species of Tropical America, it is considered to be easily accessible to most Brazilians, and can be sold in natural food stores, herbal shops, manipulation pharmacies or even in organic fairs.

It is also possible to find online stores specializing in natural medicine.

It is good to remember that even in the case of a herbal remedy and, therefore, natural, it is essential that a specialist doctor is consulted before using this compound. Taking care of your health is great and it’s good and it’s even better with responsibility, isn’t it?

What is the tea of ​​the agonized for

menstrual cramps

Agonized tea is indicated as a menstrual regulator, also intervening against cramps and irregular flow. ( 1 )

As well as to treat the clogging of the uterus and ovaries, the interruption of menstruation and the emotional variations caused by PMS. It also has an anti-inflammatory effect on the uterus, and is used to stop discharge.

The bark of the stem of this plant and its extracts are mainly used for these purposes due to an alkaloid called ulein, which is abundant in the composition of the agonized and very effective in solving these problems. ( 2 )

Gastritis and reflux

The plant’s alkaloids are also able to activate antioxidants that inhibit gastric acid secretion. From this action it manages to prevent gastritis, reflux and other gastric disorders, as well as ulcers. ( 2 )

They both treat and prevent digestive juices from corroding the inner lining of the organ. See the recipes for teas that are true stomach-friendly .

Asthma and bronchitis

Regular use of the distressed plant can also fight respiratory diseases such as bronchitis and asthma , reducing the difficulty of breathing. Since it is able to fortify the immune system and eliminate invading microorganisms. ( 3 )


The agony demonstrated activity of wide effectiveness against microorganisms, such as: Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus epidermides and Escherichia coli, which cause pain in the body , vomiting, fever, skin and urinary tract infections and diarrhea . ( 3 )


Due to the vasodilating activities of the alkaloids present in the plant, it is possible to notice the relaxing action of the smooth muscles, acting directly on postmenopausal disorders. Mainly with regard to irregular menstruation, low libido , headaches and excessive heat. ( 4 )

How to make tea in agony

To make use of the distressed plant, you can use its bark, flowers or even its leaves. ( 5 ) Let’s go to the recipes:

Agonized tea with flowers


  • 10g of anguished flowers
  • 1 liter of water.

Preparation mode

Put the flowers in water and boil for 10 minutes. Strain and drink 4 times a day, without sweetening. It works by increasing the amount of breast milk, alleviating menstrual and uterine cramps , as well as ailments common to the menstrual period, it also regulates menstruation.

This tea can also be used as a poultice on the breasts to aid and encourage breastfeeding.

Agonized tea with leaves


  • 5g of the leaves of agony
  • 1 liter of water.

Preparation mode

Prepare the infusion by letting the leaves boil in water for 10 minutes, then strain and consume a cup of the drink three times a day.

It is indicated for gastrointestinal cases, asthma and chronic bronchitis, worms, fevers, inflammation of the uterus and ovaries and menstrual irregularities. Also use the liquid for vaginal washes and sitz baths.

Agonized tea with the husks


  • 2g of the dying husks
  • 1 cup of water (250ml).

Preparation mode

Boil the skins in water for 10 minutes. Consume a cup of this three times a day if your intention is to fight skin conditions or to regulate menstruation.

plant characteristics

The Himatanthus lancifolius or lancifolia Plumeria as scientifically is also known, is a shrub with long roots and stem with gray bark. It can reach from 2 to 10 meters in height.

The agony is a native species of Brazil, which occupies the Northeast and Southeast regions, especially the Atlantic Forest areas.

The most used parts of the plant are the bark of the stem, used in the form of capsule, dry extract and fluid. Popularly, this plant can be known as “parrot banana”, “monkey banana”, “monkey cane”, “janaúba”, “succubinha”, “gamelina”, and others. ( 2 )

Contraindication and care

This plant should not be used by pregnant or nursing women. During pregnancy, some plant substances can induce premature birth. ( 6 )

It can cause some negative reactions, such as: drop in blood pressure, increased number of bowel movements, diarrhea and nausea. 1 )

Ellie Lauderdale

My name is Ellie Lauderdale, MD and I am USA based professional Nutritionist .

I am a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and board certified specialist in sports dietetics who is trained in integrative medicine. I have worked with hundreds of clients, from those suffering with chronic disease to professional and olympian athletes. My goal is to help optimize you from the inside so that you can feel, perform, and look your best on the outside.

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