Carqueja is known by several botanical names in Brazil, including Baccharis genistelloides, B. triptera, and B. trimera. It is found throughout the Amazon. What the hell? Crazy piece of leafless angular architecture with jointed stems that are flanged in triplicate with photosynthetic wings which give engineered. Baccharis genistelloides: This little shrub, a native of Brazil, has unusual, highly decorative foliage and produces lightly-scented flowers in summer. It adds.

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Carqueja is used as a tonic to the stomach, intestines, and ileocecal valve. You can translate the content of this page by selecting a language in the select box.

Bacchariswith over species, is the largest genus in the Compositae. It should not be used during pregnancy. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies.

Baccharis genistelloides

It prefers moist or wet soil and can tolerate drought. A leader in creating a world-wide market for the important medicinal plants of the Amazon since Right plant wrong baccuaris.

Its uses in herbal medicine were first recorded in Brazil in by Pio Correa, who wrote about an infusion of carqueja being used for sterility in women and impotency in men. Other common species called carqueja in Brazil include Baccharis trinervis and B. Only comments or links that are felt to be directly relevant to a plant will be included. The Baccharis genus is composed of more baccharus species native to tropical and subtropical America.


Plants For A Future have a number of books available in paperback and digital form. This taxon has not yet been assessed. Traditionally, 2 g in capsules or tablets or ml of a standard tincture are taken with each meal as a digestive aid or liver remedy.

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Carqueja is known by several botanical names in Brazil, including Baccharis genistelloides, B. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Flowers are usually white or pinkish.

These are considered the main active constituents[ ]. Stomach, Intestine, Liver, Spleen. Gray Baccharis pteronioides Baccharis punctulata DC. Take Action “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has. This information is not intended to be used to diagnose, prescribe or replace proper medical care.

Baccharis glomeruliflora Baccharis glutinosa Baccharis gracilis DC. To leave a comment please Register or login here All comments need to be approved so will not appear immediately. Several novel plant chemicals called clerodane diterpenoids have also been identified and it has been shown that these had maximum effects against worms[ ]. Several species of Baccharis are of interest for cultivation, as the dense but flexible stem structure makes for a good windbreak.


One that has been specifically described from Chilean and Argentinean Baccaris is viscidone. You will receive a range of benefits including: Another well known species in the family is a small shrub, B. The whole plant is abortifacient, analgesic, antacid, anthelmintic, antiinflammatory, antiviral, bitter, blood purifier, diaphoretic, digestive, diuretic, febrifuge, hepatic, hypoglycaemic, laxative and tonic[ ].

Baccharis Asteraceae genera Dioecious plants Astereae.

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It has antiviral activity and is used for reducing stomach acidity and inflammation, and as treatment for ulcers among others. Baccharis sphaerocephala Baccharis texana Baccharis thesioides Baccharis tricuneata L.

The flowers are pollinated by Bees, Insects. Certain flavonoids, such as silymarin in milk thistle, have shown liver-protective properties and are used for many liver conditions in herbal medicine systems. The Coleophora case-bearers C. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Baccharis. Plants of this genus are rich in terpenesand some are used in native or folk medicine.

If present, the leaves of Baccharis are borne along the stems in alternate fashion. It is as popular in Brazil as a natural herbal liver aid and digestive aid as milk thistle is in the United States and Europe.

Baccharis genistelloides – Lam.