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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Baccharis genistelloides is an evergreen Perennial growing to 2 m 6ft by 2 m 6ft. Views Read Edit View history. Toxicity Studies Nogueira, N. Henrickson Baccharis microdonta DC.

Carqueja is a rich source of flavonoids. The Coleophora case-bearers C. Its antiulcer and pain-relieving properties were reported in a clinical study that showed genisfelloides carqueja reduced gastric secretions and had an analgesic effect in rats with H. The northernmost occurrence of B.

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It has antiviral activity and is used for reducing stomach acidity and inflammation, and as treatment for ulcers among others. Some Baccharis species, particularly Eastern baccharis B. It is used primarily to treat liver diseases, to strengthen stomach and intestinal function, and to help purge obstructions of the liver and gallbladder[ ]. The whole plant is abortifacient, analgesic, antacid, anthelmintic, antiinflammatory, antiviral, bitter, blood purifier, diaphoretic, digestive, diuretic, febrifuge, hepatic, hypoglycaemic, laxative and tonic[ ].

The statements contained herein have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Flowers are usually white or pinkish. The bright green, flat, winged stalks have a fleshy, succulent consistency and the “wings” take the place of leaves. It can also support and tonify the nervous system and increases stomach yin. Almost every book published in Brazil on herbal medicine includes carqueja, since it has shown to be so effective for liver and digestive disorders as well as a good blood cleanser and fever reducer.

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To leave a comment please Register or login here All comments need to be approved so will not appear immediately. Baccharis bigelovii Baccharis brachylaenoides DC. It belongs from the Asteraceae family. Carqueja has also long been used in South America as a natural aid for diabetes, and several studies confirm its blood sugar-lowering effect in mice, rats, and humans in both normal and diabetic subjects. This section needs expansion. Several novel plant chemicals called clerodane diterpenoids have been identified in carqueja and, inscientists showed that these chemicals had maximum effects against worms.

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Certain flavonoids, such as silymarin in milk thistle, have shown liver-protective properties and are used for many liver conditions in herbal medicine systems. Purges obstructions of liver and gallbladder.

The plant described herein is not intended to treat, cure, diagnose, mitigate or prevent any disease. 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 or retrieval system, including websites, without written permission. Please view the copyright link for more information. 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.

Right plant wrong place. There are genistellodies ray flowersbut many disk flowers which are either staminate or pistillate. Somesee text.

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They document that it helps strengthen digestive, ileocecal valve, stomach, and liver functions; fortifies, cleanses and detoxifies the blood and the liver; expels intestinal worms; is helpful for poor digestion, liver disorders, anemia, or loss of blood; and removes obstructions in the gallbladder and liver.


These have supported the traditional uses of the plant to reduce stomach acidity, treat ulcers, reduce inflammation and lower high blood pressure[ ]. Baccharis dioica Baccharis douglasii DC. This QR Code is unique to this page. For a list of references used on this page please go here A special thanks to Ken Fern for some of the information used on this page.

They are not at all related to these however, but belong to an entirely different lineage of eudicots.

Carqueja contains many chemicals: Carqueja has also long been used in South America as a natural aid for diabetes, and several studies confirm its ability to lower blood sugar levels[ ]. The Baccharis genus is composed of more than species native to tropical and subtropical America.

Maintains healthy functioning of the genistelllides valve. Carqueja is used as a tonic to the stomach, intestines, and ileocecal valve.

Baccharis wrightii — Wright’s false willow. This page was last edited on 26 Mayat Those baccharid the leaf-miner moths Bucculatrix dominatrix and B. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. We are currently updating this section. Its uses in herbal medicine were first recorded in Brazil in by Pio Correa, who wrote about an infusion of carqueja being used for sterility in women bacchars impotency in men.