The black alder is a medicinal plant, also known as frágula, black alder, hominy and lagarinho, widely used for stomach problems and constipation.

Its scientific name is Frangula alnus Mill and can be purchased in some health food stores and in pharmacies.

What is the use of black alder

Black alder is used to treat constipation, poor digestion, intestinal parasites and diverticulosis.

Properties of black alder

The properties of black alder include its digestive, stomatal, stomach tonic, purgative and laxative action.

How to use amieiro-black

The used part of the black alder is its bark, and no other part should be used, as it is toxic.

  • Black alder tea: put 2 g of bark in 250 ml of water and boil for 15 minutes. Then let stand for 2 hours and strain. Drink 1 cup before meals.

Side effects of black alder

No side effects of black alder were found.

Contraindications for black alder

Black alder is contraindicated during pregnancy and breastfeeding, as well as in patients with diarrhea, anemia, hemorrhoids or during menstruation.

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