Table of contents:
- Properties and what is the gall of the earth for
- Gil tea from the earth
- Contraindications and side effects
The fel-da-terra is a medicinal plant, also known as lesser cornflower, widely used in the treatment of stomach problems, for stimulating the production of gastric juice, in addition to helping to treat liver diseases and stimulating appetite.
Its scientific name is Centaurium erythraea and it can be found in he alth food stores and compounding pharmacies to make teas or wines, for example.
Properties and what is the gall of the earth for
The properties of fel-da-terra include its healing, soothing, vermifuge, gastric juice stimulant and antipyretic action, which concerns its ability to regulate body temperature. So, due to its properties, the gall-da-terra can be used for:
- Helps in the treatment of stomach inflammation;
- Poor digestion, increasing the production of gastric secretion;
- Helps in the treatment of liver diseases such as hepatitis;
- Helps in the treatment of stomatitis, which are small sores and blisters that appear in the mouth, and chronic pharyngitis;
- Stimulates the appetite, especially when combined with other medicinal plants such as Gentian and Artemisia.
Furthermore, fel-da-terra helps to lower fever and treat diseases caused by worms.
Gil tea from the earth
The gall of the earth can be used to make herbal liqueurs, wines and teas, which should be consumed 2 to 3 times a day before meals. To make the tea, simply place a tablespoon of earth fel leaves in a cup of boiling water, let it rest until warm and then consume.
Contraindications and side effects
The fel-da-terra should be used according to the phytotherapist's orientation, because if the use of this medicinal plant is prolonged, there may be irritation of the stomach mucosa. The use of this medicinal plant is not indicated for pregnant women, infants and people who have gastritis, ulcers or metabolic acidosis, for example.