Espinheira Santa Health Benefits, Properties, and Uses

Espinheira Santa

Scientific Name: Maytenus ilicifolia Martius

Properties: Anti-cancer, Detoxifier, Antiseptic, Antiulcer, Digestive aid, Analgesic, Anti-tumor

What is Espinheira Santa?

Espinheira santa is the Maytenus ilicifolia plant, a shrub-like evergreen tree native to South America, particularly the Amazon forest of Brazil. Many South American tribes used espinheira santa leaves to develop herbal medicines.1

Espinheira Santa Health Uses and Health Benefits

Traditionally, espinheira santa was used by tribes for digestive health such as for healing ulcers and indigestion. It also has natural laxative properties for relieving constipation. Espinheira santa also has natural anti-inflammatory and astringent properties which make it useful for healing skin conditions, including wounds. In Brazil, espinheira santa is promoted as a natural ointment for skin cancer. Espinheira santa may also help to improve breathing in people with asthma.1,2



CuresDecoded worldwide community recommends Espinheira Santa for:

Gastritis Effective
Skin Cancer Effective
Ovarian Cancer Effective
Anemia Effective
Asthma Effective
Constipation Effective
Indigestion Effective
Liver Disease Effective
Wounds Effective