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Yagrumo (Cecropia Peltata) Tea Sevings, Fine Grit Herb & Extract
  • Yagrumo (Cecropia Peltata) Tea Sevings, Fine Grit Herb & Extract

    Cecropia peltata is a tree species that is native to tropical regions in the Americas. Some of its common native names include:
    1. Yarumo in Colombia
    2. Guarumo in Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Panama
    3. Imbaúba in Brazil
    4. Trumpet tree or Snakewood in English
    5. Ambay in Paraguay
    6. Ulin in Indonesia (where it has been introduced)
    7. Bois cannon in Haiti
    8. Arbol de las lechuzas in Mexico
    9. Ajcú in Guatemala
    10. Yagrumo in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic
    11. Emajagua in Cuba
    12. Palo bobo in Venezuela
    13. Caracas in Trinidad and Tobago
    There may be other local or regional names for this tree as well.


    Cecropia peltata, also known as trumpet tree or yarumo blanco, has been used for medicinal purposes in traditional medicine in various parts of the world. Here is a more comprehensive list of the medicinal uses of Cecropia peltata:
    1. Anti-inflammatory: The leaves and bark of Cecropia peltata are believed to possess anti-inflammatory properties, and are used to treat conditions such as arthritis and inflammation.
    2. Wound healing: The leaves of Cecropia peltata are used topically to promote wound healing, and are believed to have antimicrobial properties that can help prevent infections.
    3. Respiratory health: Cecropia peltata is used to treat respiratory conditions such as asthma, bronchitis, and coughs.
    4. Digestive health: The bark and leaves of Cecropia peltata are used to treat digestive issues such as diarrhea, dysentery, and stomach ulcers.
    5. Antimicrobial activity: Cecropia peltata has been found to possess antimicrobial properties, which can help fight bacteria and other microorganisms.
    6. Cardiovascular health: Cecropia peltata has been traditionally used to treat high blood pressure.
    7. Parasitic infections: Cecropia peltata has been used to treat parasitic infections such as malaria and amoebic dysentery.
    8. Diabetes: The leaves of Cecropia peltata have been used to treat diabetes and high blood sugar levels.
    9. Pain relief: Cecropia peltata has been used to relieve pain, including headaches and menstrual pain.
    10. Fevers: Cecropia peltata has been used to reduce fevers.


    11. Parkinson's: Certain compounds found in Cecropia peltata may have neuroprotective effects and could potentially be useful in the treatment of neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson's disease. For example, a study published in the journal Neurochemical Research in 2017 found that a compound isolated from Cecropia peltata had neuroprotective effects in a rat model of Parkinson's disease. While these findings are promising, further research is needed to determine the safety and effectiveness of Cecropia peltata in the treatment of Parkinson's disease.


    Cecropia peltata is generally considered safe when used in moderation. However, there are potential contraindications and interactions to be aware of. Here are some of them:
    1. Allergic reactions: Individuals with a history of allergies or sensitivities to plants in the Cecropiaceae family, such as Cecropia obtusifolia or Cecropia palmata, may also be allergic to Cecropia peltata.
    2. Pregnancy and breastfeeding: Pregnant or breastfeeding women should use caution when using Cecropia peltata, as there is limited information on its safety in these populations.
    3. Blood sugar levels: Cecropia peltata may lower blood sugar levels, so individuals with diabetes or hypoglycemia should use caution and monitor their blood sugar levels closely.
    4. Medication interactions: Cecropia peltata may interact with certain medications, including blood pressure medications and antidiabetic medications. It is recommended to consult with a healthcare provider before using Cecropia peltata if taking any medications.
    5. Surgery: Cecropia peltata may affect blood sugar levels and blood pressure, so individuals scheduled for surgery should discontinue use of Cecropia peltata at least two weeks prior to the surgery.
    It's important to note that while Cecropia peltata has been used for medicinal purposes, scientific research on its effectiveness and safety is limited, and it should not be used as a substitute for medical treatment without consulting a healthcare provider.
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