The plant that helps against dry cough is the buganvilia. It is a flower that grows in clusters from a climbing plant and is used as antitussive, antipyretic and expectorantaccording to the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources.
Help fight the dry cough, reduces fever and help clear mucus from the upper airwaysbesides, improves the respiratory system, since it promotes the proper functioning of the lungs and the oxygenation of the body. It has extensive medicinal use in the central and southern states of the Mexican territory, for example: cough, asthma, bronchitis and flu.
However, the leaves of said plant can cause constipationwhile its roots have properties laxativesThey are also antiseptic and applied directly to the skin helps combat acne, certain infections and flakingIt also speeds up the healing wounds when applied as a cold infusion.
There buganviliascientifically called Bougainvilleait is a small white flower whose leaves are mainly colored fuchsia, magenta or red. A study conducted by the Faculty of Chemistrybelonging to the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) discovered that the flower contains berberine there gnaphalins.
Properties also possessed by the gordolobo and the chicalotwho are in charge of relax the muscle that covers the tracheareaching the conclusion that the consumption of bougainvillea can help treat various ailments, for example Asma.
The chemist in charge of the study, Navarrete Castro, stressed that medicinal plants should be provided by teas, alcoholic infusions or mixed with milk so that its effects are amplified.
At the same time, the Materials Research Institute (IIM) of UNAM has analyzed and developed other plant pigments, which could be useful in the field of pharmaceuticalthere cosmeticTHE food and the textile industry as an ideal substitute for components harmful to health and the environment in general.
The scientists in charge of the investigation, Pedro Bosch Giral there Enrique Lima Munozwere the people who came up with this solution, one of the arguments they used was that getting plant pigments represent a lower cost than conventional ones, because their materials are cheap, stable and abundant.
The ingredients that will be used are 5 to 30 bougainvillea leavesa liter of water And a little Honey bee, while its method of preparation is as follows:
– First of all, the flowers must be washed and disinfected. buganvilia..
– The next step will be to boil a liter of water and once it starts bubbling you must add the flowers and next stir them.
– After boiling for 5 minutes over low heat, it will have to be removed from the heat (only when the liquid is pigmented), to be able to let it rest and strain it while it is still hot.
– Finally, a little honey must be added to the infusion to sweeten it so that it can be tasted later.
Despite the fact that its benefits are multiple, excessive consumption of bougainvillea could lead to side effects, such as: allergies, vomiting, diarrhea and affect kidney health.
The use of the medicinal plant is not recommended in children under 12 years old, pregnant or breastfeeding women, as well as in patients suffering from kidney disease, osteoporosis or liver disease, as it may affect the health of people.
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