Assa-Peixe: what it is, what it is for and how to use it

Assa-peixe is a medicinal plant very effective in the treatment of respiratory problems, such as flu and bronchitis, for example, as it is able to relieve some symptoms, such as back pain, chest pain and cough.

This plant, scientifically known asVernonia polysphaera, is often found in vacant lots and pastures, and is often considered a weed, and multiplies rapidly in poorly fertile soils. The roast fish is rich in mineral salts and has expectorant, homeostatic and diuretic properties.

What is it for

The assa-peixe plant has balsamic, expectorant, fortifying, hemostatic and diuretic properties and can be used mainly to treat general respiratory problems. Thus, roast fish can be used to:

  • Assist in the treatment of flu, pneumonia, bronchitis and cough;
  • Relieve and treat hemorrhoids;
  • Assist in the treatment of kidney stones;
  • Treat changes in the uterus.

In addition, this plant can be used to reduce swelling caused by fluid retention due to its diuretic property.

How to use

The used parts of the roast fish are the leaves and the root, and tea, infusion or even a sitz bath can be made, in the case of uterus disorders, for example.

Assa-fish tea

Assa-fish tea is widely used to help treat the flu and relieve coughs. To make tea it is necessary to add 15g of leaves in 1 liter of boiling water and drink at least 3 times a day. In the case of its use for flu and bronchitis, for example, you can sweeten the tea with a little honey. Know the benefits of honey.

Side effects and contraindications

To date, no side effects related to the consumption of asaf-fish have been described, however its consumption should be guided by the herbalist. In addition, assa-fish tea is contraindicated for pregnant or lactating women.