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Embauba contains glycosides, lipids, alkaloids, flavonoids, tannins, cardenolids, triterpenes, polyphenols, steroids, and proanthocyanidins. It has been traditionally used throughout the Amazon rainforest for asthma and other upper respiratory conditions for many years.* For more information on embauba (Cecropia sp) , please refer to the Database File for Embauba in the Tropical Plant Database. To see pictures of embauba, click here.
Traditional Uses:* for asthma; for upper respiratory problems (coughs, bronchitis, COPD, emphysema, pulmonary sarcoidosis); for upper respiratory bacterial and viral infections; for high blood pressure; for Parkinson's diseaseSuggested 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 cup amounts, 2-3 times daily. For more complete instructions on preparing herbal infusions, see the Methods for Preparing Herbal Remedies Page.