Canela de Velho, also known by the scientific name Miconia Albicans, is a medicinal plant popularly used to help treat arthritis, osteoarthritis and rheumatism, relieving pain, swelling and inflammation of the joints. These benefits of Canela de Veho occur due to the presence of flavonoids, ursolic acid, oleanolic acid, α-amirin, quercetin and rutin, which are bioactive compounds with anti-inflammatory, analgesic and antioxidant properties.
1 - Relieves the pain - Canela de Velho has analgesic and anti-inflammatory action, relieving pain and reducing inflammation and swelling of the joints and, therefore, can be used to complement the treatment of arthrosis, osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis. In addition, old cinnamon can also help relieve muscle pain.
2. Improves digestion Due to its digestive action, relieving symptoms such as burning, poor digestion and excess gas.
3. prevents premature aging, because it contains quercetin and rutin, which are flavonoids with antioxidant action that fight excess free radicals, which are one of those responsible for damage to healthy skin cells.
4. Prevents diabetes, as it inhibits tyrosine phosphatase 1B, a protein that disrupts the action of insulin, which is the hormone responsible for balancing blood glucose levels.
5. It can prevent the appearance of cancer - Due to its antioxidant properties, Canela de Velho can prevent the emergence of some types of cancer, as it protects healthy cells against damage caused by free radicals.
Method of preparation: In a pan, boil the water. Remove the pan from the heat, put the Canela de Velho leaves, leaving it, cover the pan and let it rest for 10 minutes. Strain and drink up to 3 cups of this tea throughout the day.
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