Sucupira: benefits of oil, seeds and tea

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Sucupira is a species of tree whose fruits, roots, seeds, dye and extracted oil have several medicinal benefits.

Its scientific name is Pterodon pubescens , and studies around the world prove its high anti-inflammatory power and great ability to relieve pain such as that caused by diseases such as arthritis.

Products based on its oil or extract are also commonly used to combat muscle pain, sore throat and joint discomfort.

Benefits of sucupira

The studies and researches that prove the sucupira benefits were made from the analysis and tests with different parts of the tree.

It’s anti-inflammatory

The oil extracted from sucupira fruits has anti-inflammatory potential. The product can be used as an aid in the treatment of inflammation profiles, which can also bring relief from pain caused by this condition. ( 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 )

The plant oil has substances capable of helping to treat infections caused by bacteria, all thanks to its great power in fighting inflammation.

protect the stomach

The anti-inflammatory action of the oil also brings another great benefit, this time related to gastric health , being a great natural remedy to combat stomach problems . ( 1 )

It’s analgesic

Sucupira also proved to be a natural alternative for combating and relieving pain. This happens because it has analgesic and antinoceptive substances that can help reduce pain and discomfort in the body . ( 3 , 4 )

These benefits have been found in sucupira fruit and seed extracts, but it is estimated that all parts of the plant have these medicinal properties.

Prevents rheumatism

This plant is also known in the scientific community as an anti-rheumatism food , acting, above all, in preventing this disease. ( 3 )

Eliminates microbes from the body

Another known benefit of sucupira extracts and oils is their antimicrobial action. That is, the ability to help the body eliminate harmful agents that can cause disease, such as bacteria, viruses and fungi, for example. ( 3 )

Even this benefit can be obtained even through the topical application of products made from the plant extract. However, it is essential that the product used is diluted with water before application to the skin or hair. ( 5 )

Improves immunity

Sucupira is a plant capable of protecting the body from problems involving immunity. All this is due to the enormous anti-inflammatory power caused by medicinal substances in the herb and seeds. ( 6 )

Increases neurological signs

Regular use of sucupira acts as a stimulant of neurological activity, ie a brain stimulant . This action is important for the prevention of diseases associated with old age, mainly, such as dementia and memory loss . ( 6 )

Where to find sucupira?

Medicines made from this tree can be found in the form of capsules and oil and can be ordered from compounding pharmacies or sold at health food stores. Sucupira extracts can also be found at street markets.

Sucupira tea: how to do it?

To make sucupira medicinal tea, you will need the seeds of the plant. The recipe is pretty simple actually. Follow the instructions below:

  1. Wash 2 seeds under running water, then break them up using a kitchen hammer. If you don’t have a hammer, you can use the bottom of a sturdy pot to break the seeds.
  2. In a saucepan, heat 500 ml of water to a boil.
  3. Add seeds and boil for 5 minutes.
  4. After that, turn off the heat and cover the pan for another 10 minutes.
  5. Finally, strain and drink without sweetening.

It is important not to sweeten this tea, as sugar cancels out some important benefits such as the anti-inflammatory action, for example.

Care and contraindications

As with any product and food, excessive consumption can bring harmful reactions to health and symptoms such as malaise and anxiety. Apart from that, no contraindications were found when this use is conscious.

However, it is important to make it clear that in case of any negative reactions, such as allergy symptoms, you should seek medical attention as soon as possible.

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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