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Uses of poinsettia that you have to know

22 mayo, 2021

This Christmas season discover all the different uses that you can give to your poinsettia, in addition to decorating your home. They will surprise you!

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The poinsettia flower is typical of the Christmas season, it is a 100% Mexican species, its original name is cuetlaxochitl, which means “flower that withers.”

It was used by indigenous peoples long before the arrival of the Spanish. The ancient cultures used the poinsettia mainly for rituals and sacrifices, thanks to its red color that for them was a symbol of life, with the passage of time it became more and more popular and it was given more uses.

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Poinsettia flower uses

  1. Relieves stomach discomfort, improves intestinal transit and fights constipation.
  2. Fight menstrual cramps.
  3. It works as a good anti-inflammatory.
  4. Helps clear the respiratory tract, fight coughs and flu discomforts.
  5. It is good for treating simple superficial injuries.
  6. It can be used in the kitchen to prepare different recipes.
  7. It fights skin conditions, such as insect bites and relieves pain.
  8. Encourages the production of breast milk.
  9. It reduces warts and petty ones thanks to its milky substance.
  10. It can be used as a natural dye for leather or cotton.

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The yellow center is actually the poinsettia flower and the rest are actually red leaves.

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How to use it?

  • You can make a tea by boiling a couple of poinsettia leaves.
  • Find a natural oil or extract to apply to your skin.


The poinsettia flower can be very toxic, especially when it is used excessively or incorrectly, so it is recommended to be careful when using it, especially as a medicinal remedy, it is best to consult a specialist.

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