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Pariri: what is it for and how to use it

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Pariri: what is it for and how to use it
Pariri: what is it for and how to use it

Pariri is a climbing plant, with green leaves and pink or purple flowers, which has medicinal properties and therefore can be used as a home remedy. When fermented, its leaves provide a red dye that serves as a pigment for cotton.

Pariri can be used as a home remedy for inflammation in the uterus, conjunctivitis and anemia and its scientific name is Arrabidaea chica. Other popular names for Pariri are Cip├│ Cruz, Carajur├║, Puca panga, Cipo-pau, Piranga and Crajiru. This plant can be purchased mainly in he alth food stores.

What is it for

The pariri plant has expectorant, anti-inflammatory, antihypertensive, astringent, anti-diabetic healing, antimicrobial, antianemic, diuretic and antioxidant properties, and can be used to help in the treatment of several situations, the main ones being:

  • Intestinal pain;
  • Diarrhea and diarrhea with blood;
  • Bleeding;
  • Anemia;
  • Jaundice;
  • Vaginal discharge;
  • Skin wounds;
  • Gynecological inflammations;
  • Conjunctivitis.

Its effect in helping to treat some types of cancer lacks scientific basis for this purpose, but it is popularly believed that this plant can increase red blood cells and platelets that tend to decrease during treatment with radiotherapy and chemotherapy.

Pariri Tea

One of the ways to consume the plant is through tea, which is made using its leaves.


  • 3 to 4 large leaves or 2 tablespoons of the chopped leaves;
  • 1 liter of water.

Preparation mode

Tea is made by adding the leaves to 1 liter of boiling water. Then leave for about 10 minutes, strain and let cool slightly. The tea should be consumed as is within 24 hours, or applied directly to the skin to treat wounds and inflammation.

Other ways to use Pariri

Another way to use the plant is through an ointment, which is made by macerating 4 leaves in half a glass of water. This ointment can be used in cases of uterine inflammation, bleeding and diarrhea, however it is important to consult the doctor before using the ointment.

In addition, pariri extract can be used to eliminate swelling and venom from snakes in the Amazon region, when applied up to 6 hours after the bite.

Contraindications and side effects

Pariri has few side effects as it has a low toxin content. However, no treatment should be done without medical advice and no medicinal plant should be consumed in excess.

Furthermore, this plant should not be used by those who are hypersensitive to anisic acid, cajurin, tannins, bixin, saponin, assimilable iron and cyanocobalamin.

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