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Preliminary research has confirmed Pedra hume caá's long history of use in South America for diabetes.* For more information about pedra hume caá (Myrcia salicifolia), please refer to the Database File for Pedra Hume Caá in the Tropical Plant Database. To see pictures of pedra hume caá, click here.
Traditional Uses: for diabetes; as a preventative to diabetic neuropathy and macular degeneration; for hypertension and as a heart tonic (tones, balances, strengthens the heart); for enteritis, diarrhea and dysentery; as an astringent to stop bleeding and hemorrhagesSuggested 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.