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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Several novel plant chemicals called clerodane diterpenoids have been identified in carqueja and, in gnistelloides, scientists showed that these chemicals had maximum effects against worms.

Certain flavonoids, such as silymarin in milk thistle, have shown liver-protective properties and are used for many liver conditions in herbal medicine systems. Another well known species in the family is a small shrub, B.

It is a natural aide for diabetes and is believed to lower blood pressure. Created by Leslie Taylor. The Tropical Plant Database.

Many of its traditional uses have been verified by research, and it appears in the official pharmacopeias of several South American countries as a specific liver and digestive aid. Baccharis glomeruliflora Baccharis glutinosa Baccharis gracilis DC. Henrickson Baccharis microdonta DC. Baccharis are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species, such as the swift moths Phymatopus californicus and P.


Indigenous peoples of the rainforest have utilized this herb for centuries to cure common ailments.

Studies have shown that hispidulin has a particularly beneficial effect upon bacchharis liver, though it is more effective when used in combination with the whole plant[ ]. Researchers in Texas had already reported in that a water extract of carqueja provided an in vitro inhibition of HIV virus replication in T-cells.

That study concluded that carqueja “may relieve gastrointestinal disorders by reducing acid secretion and gastrointestinal hyperactivity.

Baccharis genistelloides or otherwise known as carqueja is a perennial plant characterized by its green stem. It can also support and tonify the nervous system and increases stomach yin. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Maintains healthy functioning of the ileocecal valve.

Always seek advice from a professional before using a plant medicinally. 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[ ].

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Toxicity Studies Nogueira, N. The bright green, flat, winged stalks have a fleshy, succulent consistency and the “wings” take the place of leaves.


You will receive a range of benefits including: As such, it is contraindicated in persons with hypoglycemia, and people with diabetes should check with their vaccharis prior to using this plant, and use with caution while monitoring their blood sugar levels accordingly. Baccharis Asteraceae genera Dioecious plants Astereae.

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It is found throughout the Amazon rainforest bacdharis Peru, Brazil, and Colombia, as well as in tropical parts of Argentina, Paraguay, and Uruguay. Those of the leaf-miner moths Bucculatrix dominatrix and B. One that has been specifically described from Chilean and Argentinean Baccaris is viscidone.

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Baccharis genistelloides – Useful Tropical Plants

Flora of North America. Other genistelloises 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. Baccharis Flowering Baccharis articulata Scientific classification Kingdom: Herbal Properties and Actions.

Baccharis dioica Baccharis douglasii DC.

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