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Carqueja is known by several botanical names in Brazil, including Baccharis genistelloides, B. triptera, and B. trimera. It is found throughout the Amazon. What the hell? Crazy piece of leafless angular architecture with jointed stems that are flanged in triplicate with photosynthetic wings which give engineered. Baccharis genistelloides: This little shrub, a native of Brazil, has unusual, highly decorative foliage and produces lightly-scented flowers in summer. It adds.

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Baccharis genistelloides or otherwise known as carqueja is a perennial plant characterized by its green stem. A few Baccharis species especially from the northern Andes are almost extinct due to habitat destruction.

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These are considered the main active constituents[ ]. It helps purge obstructions of the liver and gallbladder. Finally, carqueja’s traditional use for colds, flu, and stomach viruses has also been verified by research.

This section needs expansion. Gray Baccharis pteronioides Baccharis punctulata DC.

Please read the Conditions of Useand Copyright Statement for this web page and web site. The plant’s antiviral activity has also been verified in research with water-extracts showing activity against Herpes simplex I and Vesicular stomatitis viruses at low dosages[ ]. This is an informational site only and no products are sold.


The whole plant is abortifacient, analgesic, antacid, anthelmintic, antiinflammatory, antiviral, bitter, blood purifier, diaphoretic, digestive, diuretic, febrifuge, hepatic, hypoglycaemic, laxative and tonic[ ]. A leader in creating a world-wide market for the important medicinal plants of the Amazon since This page was last edited on 26 Mayat Effective in the treatment of stomach and intestinal dysfunction. Baccharis wrightii — Wright’s false willow. Baccharis angustifolia Michaux Baccharis articulata Lam.

Alternatively, a standard infusion is prepared with 5 g about a teaspoon of dried herb to ounces water and infused for 10 minutes. Genlstelloides Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. DC aqueous extract and isolated compounds: Vahl Baccharis arenaria Baccharis aretioides Turcz. Carqueja is one of the more widely known and used medicinal plants in Brazil and other parts of South America.

Its henistelloides in herbal medicine were first recorded in Brazil in by Pio Correa, who wrote about an infusion of carqueja being used for sterility in women and impotency in men.

This information is not intended to be used to diagnose, prescribe or replace proper medical care. Carqueja has also long been used in South America as a natural aid for diabetes, and several studies confirm its blood sugar-lowering effect in mice, rats, and humans in both normal and diabetic subjects.


That study concluded that carqueja “may relieve gastrointestinal disorders by reducing acid secretion and gastrointestinal hyperactivity.

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Several novel plant chemicals called clerodane diterpenoids have been identified in carqueja and, inscientists showed that these chemicals had maximum effects against worms. Other researchers documented carqueja’s pain-relieving effects. Plants For A Future have a number of books available in paperback and digital form.

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Baccharis. Copy geistelloides print the QR code to a plant label, poster, book, website, magazines, newspaper bacharis and even t-shirts.

Bacchariswith over species, is the largest genus in the Compositae. Flowers are usually white or pinkish.

It has also shown an in vitro inhibition of HIV virus replication in T-cells, which seems to be mainly due to the substance 3,5-dicaffeoylquinic acid which is found in the plant[ ]. QR Code What’s this?