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Gervâo contains flavonoids, terpenes, phenols, and steroids. Several of these plant chemicals (including verbascoside or acetoside, scutellarein, and hispidulin ) have been documented with biological activities that may help explain the plant's indigenous uses.*
Traditional Uses:* for allergies and respiratory conditions (cold, flu, asthma, bronchitis, etc.); for digestive problems (indigestion, acid reflux, ulcers, constipation, dyspepsia, slow digestion); as a general pain-reliever and anti-inflammatory for various internal/external painful inflammatory disorders; to tone, balance, strengthen, protect and detoxify the liver (and as a liver bile stimulant and for chronic liver conditions); for intestinal worms and internal/external parasitesSuggested Use: This plant is best prepared as an infusion (tea). Use one teaspoon of powder for each cup of water. Pour boiling water over herb in cup and allow to steep 10 minutes. Strain tea (or allow settled powder to remain in the bottom of cup) and drink warm. It is traditionally taken in 1/2 cup amounts, twice daily. For more complete instructions on preparing herbal infusions, see the Methods for Preparing Herbal Remedies Page.