The fangula is a medicinal plant, also known as black alder, canjica and fusaro, which is used for its laxative effect, being indicated for the treatment of constipation and other digestive disorders.

Its scientific name isFrangula alnus Mill. and can be purchased in pharmacies and health food stores in the form of tea, with an average price of 12 reais.

What is the fangula for

The fangula is used to treat gastric and intestinal problems, such as constipation, intestinal parasites, gallstones, jaundice or hemorrhoids, and other diseases, such as arthritis, cancer, herpes and pulmonary edema.

Fangula properties

The properties of the frangula include the purgative, laxative, digestive, tonic, stomatal, antifungal, depurative and diuretic action.

How to use the fangula

The used part of the fangula is its shell.

  • Constipated angula tea: Add 5 g of the dry angula shells in 400 ml of water and bring to the fire. After boiling, cover and let the tea rest for 2 hours. Drink a cup before each meal.

Side effects of the fangula

Side effects of the frangula include vomiting when consumed in excess.

Contraindications of the fangula

The frangula is contraindicated during pregnancy and in individuals with colitis or ulcers.