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Uxi yellow: what is it for and how to make chá

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Uxi yellow: what is it for and how to make chá
Uxi yellow: what is it for and how to make chá

The yellow uxi is a medicinal plant of the Endopleura uchi species, rich in tannins, saponins and coumarins, especially bergenine, with anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, diuretic and immune stimulating properties. Therefore, this medicinal plant is popularly used as a home remedy for the treatment of inflammation of the uterus, bladder or arthritis.

The part normally used in the yellow uxi, which is also known as axuá, pururu, uxi, uxi-liso or uxi-pucu, is the bark, for the preparation of tea. However, it can also be found as a food supplement in capsules or powder form.

The yellow uxi originates from the Brazilian Amazon and can be purchased at herbalists, natural products stores or compounding pharmacies, and should be used with the guidance of a doctor or other he alth professional who has experience with the use of plants medicinal.

What is it for

Uxi Amarelo is indicated for the treatment of various he alth problems as it has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, diuretic, antidiabetic and immunostimulating properties, especially due to the presence of bergenine in its composition, being popularly used for:

  • Uterine fibroids;
  • Ovarian or uterine cysts;
  • Urinary infections;
  • Regulation of the menstrual cycle, caused by polycystic ovary syndrome;
  • Endometriosis;
  • Menstrual cramps;
  • Arthritis;
  • Rheumatism;
  • Diabetes;
  • Stomach ache;
  • Gastritis or gastric ulcers;
  • Kidney stone;
  • Intestinal infection;
  • Diarrhea;
  • Asthma;
  • High cholesterol.

Although it has many benefits, yellow uxi should not replace medical treatment or be used without having been guided by a doctor or he alth professional with experience with the use of medicinal plants.

How to use

The commonly used part of the yellow uxi is the bark from which active substances with medicinal properties are extracted.

1. Yellow Uxi Tea

Yellow uxi tea is widely used by women with the aim of relieving symptoms and helping in the treatment of inflammation of the uterus, fibroids and urinary infections, for example, however it should be used as a complement to the treatment recommended by the doctor.


  • 1 tablespoon of yellow uxi bark;
  • 1 liter of water.

Preparation mode

Place the yellow uxi shells in water and boil for about 3 to 5 minutes. Then cover and let it rest for 10 minutes. Strain and drink 2 to 3 cups a day.

In addition, it is very common to associate the consumption of yellow uxi tea with cat's claw tea, taken at different times throughout the day, to enhance the immunostimulating and anti-inflammatory properties of both medicinal plants. Learn more about the properties of the medicinal plant cat's claw.

2. Yellow Uxi Capsules

The yellow uxi can also be found in capsules and/or powder, in natural products stores and manipulation pharmacies, which can be taken daily, or as directed by the doctor.

Doses may vary according to the amount of yellow uxi in the composition of the capsules, and therefore its use should only be done with the guidance of a doctor or a professional with experience in medicinal plants, with individual doses.

Possible side effects

The side effects of yellow uxi are not yet known. However, when consumed in larger than recommended amounts, it can cause gastrointestinal problems such as diarrhea or abdominal pain.

Therefore, the use of the yellow uxi should only be done with medical advice or a he alth professional with experience in medicinal plants.

Who should not use

Yellow uxi should not be used by pregnant women as it can interfere with the process of fetal formation.

Furthermore, this medicinal plant should not be used by children or women while breastfeeding.

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