Bougainvillea and its medicinal properties

The buganvilia plant receives wide medicinal use in the central and southern states of the Mexican territory

The buganvilia plant receives extensive medicinal use in the central and southern states of the Mexican territory, mainly in cases of respiratory conditions such as cough, asthma, bronchitis, flu and whooping cough. For its treatment, the flowers and bracts are used, as well as its preparation in tea, which is administered orally.

For these cases it is recommended to drink hot bougainvillea tea three times a day for 72 hours.

Suspend the treatment for a week and repeat it until you feel better.
The infusion of the bougainvillea with other plants such as tulip, orange, cinnamon and thyme is also recommended to be taken as water for use.

Bougainvillea also serves as a good treatment for the skin since its antiseptic properties help prevent acne and flaking.

The shrub has also been found to be effective in treating sickness in children, stomach aches, and urine sickness.

According to specialists, the bougainvillea is a climbing shrub that spreads over buildings and other trees.

Its woody stem has thorns and its leaves are elongated. It has three flowers surrounded by bracts or leaves of striking colors. It is native to Brazil and lives in warm, semi-warm, semi-dry and temperate climates.

The bougainvillea is cultivated in gardens and grows in association with tropical deciduous and evergreen forests, xeric scrub, cloud forests, mountain oak, and mixed pine forests.