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Bitter broom, plant to cleanse disease

Bitter broom

The bitter broom also called Artemisilla and Confitillo or by its scientific name, Parthenium hysterophorus L, it is a pubescent herb, commonly very branched, that can reach 80 centimeters in height.

It has ovate or oblong leaves, and flower heads arranged in panicles. It can be found throughout the year, but more frequently in the fall and winter.

Bitter broom, medicinal properties

Currently, all the medicinal properties that the bitter broom can harbor are still being investigated, because according to scientists it is a plant with incredible uses that can still contribute much more to human health.

Among the properties of the herb that are being investigated are:

  • Febrifuge (including typhoid fever)
  • Corroborant
  • Vermifuge
  • Gastric hypostenizing
  • Stomach stimulant
  • Anti neuralgic
  • Antiarthritic
  • Hypotensive
  • Antiemetic
  • Antispasmodic
  • Anti ulcer

It must be taken into account that several people report that the decoction of the plant is abortifacient.

It has also been shown that, in very high doses, it can cause allergies, cause the so-called "Santa Maria fever" and rhinitis, so it is important to consult a specialist before consuming it.

But in the face of so many other healing properties, many are those that use the roots, flowers and the whole plant to regulate the menstrual cycle, fight herpes, scabies and ringworm and eliminate pain or spasms in the stomach.

Bitter broom in Santeria

The Bitter Broom or also known as Eggweniyé in Lucumí, in Congo for Báombo, and in Carabalí for Iván, it is the herb of Babalu Aye for its innumerable medicinal properties that the Orisha uses to heal.

In addition, this plant for years has been an effective remedy for leprosy and other skin diseases.

It is an herb for cleansing or dispossession, as it is said that it should always be cleaned with bitter broom, roasted corn, rum and tobacco to eliminate the negative energy of the disease and attract good health instead.

The bitter broom It possesses ancestral powers, it is capable of cleansing all evil and disease and with it the fever is lowered and the pains of the body and soul go away.

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