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Medicinal properties of the bougainvillea flower and how to take advantage of them

25 mayo, 2021

The bougainvillea It is a common plant in many gardens, discover how you can take advantage of its medicinal properties to improve your health.

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Bougainvillea, also known as bougainvillea, Napoleon or veranera, is a genus of flowers of the family Nyctaginaceae, originating from the tropical forests of South America, mainly from Peru, Brazil and Argentina.

It is characterized by being a shrub that can be up to 12 m high, they can be guided as vines or as an independent shrub and are distinguished by their flowers that can be of different colors, such as white, yellow, pink, magenta, purple and red. .

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Benefits of bougainvillea

  1. It has natural antibiotic properties so it can be used to treat respiratory diseases.
  2. Reduces dry cough and helps eliminate phlegm.
  3. Reduces fever, thanks to the fact that it is antipyretic.
  4. Improves the functioning of the lungs as it increases their oxygenation capacity.
  5. Fight constipation.
  6. It has antiseptic properties so if it is applied to the skin it helps fight acne, infections and flaking.
  7. Accelerates wound healing.

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Bougainvillea tea

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Bougainvillea tea can be taken or applied cold on the skin depending on the remedy.

Attention!: Bougainvillea can cause allergic reactions, so if you want to know more about this remedy, it is best to consult your doctor.

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How to prepare an infusion?

Ingredients
  • 6 bougainvillea flowers well washed
  • 1 cup of water
Process
  • Bring the cup of water to boil, when it boils add the flowers.
  • When the water changes color, remove from heat.
  • Let stand for 5 to 10 minutes, strain and serve.
  • You can add a teaspoon of honey to give it more flavor.

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Bougainvillea

Bougainvillea, various colors (Photo: Getty Images)

Curiosities about bougainvillea

  • It is a climbing plant that blooms all year round, but its buds can especially be appreciated in summer.
  • In addition, it is one of the plants that has several colors: white, yellow, fuscia pink, purple, orange and red. In fact, they can be found in two colors.
  • Among its species it can be found as a vine, shrub and even tree.
  • They are a favorite to decorate outdoors, as they are very resistant and do not need as much care.
  • It can measure up to 12 meters in height.
  • He loves to get tangled up in other plants and trees, achieving really beautiful effects in nature.
  • It is native to South America, and its name comes from a French military man who discovered the plant in Brazil in the year 1768.

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