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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Carqueja is known by several botanical names in Brazil, including Baccharis genistelloides, B. Several novel plant chemicals called clerodane diterpenoids have been identified in carqueja and, inscientists showed that these chemicals had maximum effects against worms.

It is also used to treat a range of other conditions including malaria, diabetes, stomach ulcers, sore throat and tonsillitis, angina, anaemia, diarrhoea, indigestion, dropsy, urinary inflammation, kidney disorders, intestinal worms, leprosy, and poor blood circulation[ ].

Baccharis genistelloides – Wikidata

Baccharis glomeruliflora Baccharis glutinosa Baccharis gracilis DC. Baccharis genistelloides – Lam. The following species are among the many that were considered to belong within Baccharis but are now classified in other genera:. It prefers moist or wet soil and can tolerate drought. It can also support and tonify the nervous system and increases stomach yin. Finally, carqueja’s traditional use for colds, flu, and stomach viruses has also been verified by research.


Retrieved from ” genisfelloides The whole plant is abortifacient, analgesic, antacid, anthelmintic, antiinflammatory, antiviral, bitter, blood purifier, diaphoretic, digestive, diuretic, febrifuge, hepatic, hypoglycaemic, laxative and tonic[ ]. Smartphone users quickly have information on a plant directly for the pfaf.

For topical use pain and inflammation60 g of herb about 2 ounces is gwnistelloides in 1 liter of water and applied to the affected area.

If present, the leaves of Baccharis are borne along the stems in alternate fashion.

In Peruvian herbal medicine today, carqueja is used for liver ailments, gallstones, diabetes, allergies, gout, intestinal gas and bloating, and venereal diseases.

Bacchariswith over species, is the largest genus in the Compositae. Germplasm Resources Information Network. It belongs from the Asteraceae family. Background, rationale, protocol and anti-HIV activity. This could possibly explain carqueja’s long history of use as an agent to expel intestinal worms[ ]. Vahl Baccharis arenaria Baccharis genistellkides Turcz.

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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. Builds the blood henistelloides avoid anemia. Identification of its active constituents.


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Flowers are usually white or pinkish. It has antiviral activity and is used for reducing stomach acidity and inflammation, and as genistelolides for ulcers among others.

They are commonly known as baccharises but sometimes referred to as “brooms”, because many members have small thin leaves resembling the true brooms.

DC aqueous extract and isolated compounds: Wikispecies has information related to Baccharis. Trojan-Rodrigues, M, et al. If you have questions about a plant please use the Forum on this website as we do not have the resources to answer questions ourselves. All plant pages have their own unique code.

Baccharis genistelloides – Useful Tropical Plants

Baccharis tridentata Vahl Baccharis trimera Less. This section needs expansion.

It is used primarily to treat liver diseases, to strengthen stomach and intestinal function, and to help purge obstructions of the liver and gallbladder[ ]. This could possibly explain carqueja’s long history of use as an agent to expel intestinal worms.

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