Sucupira is a medicinal plant that contains anti-inflammatory, anti-rheumatic and analgesic properties that reduce inflammation of the joints, improving the well-being of the patient suffering from arthritis, arthrosis or other rheumatism.
Sucupira is a large tree that can reach 15 meters high, found in the Brazilian saws, which has large rounded seeds, from which can extract the essential oil, which has a color ranging from light yellow to transparent, being very rich because it contains bitter substances, resins, sucupirine, sucupirone, sucupirol and tannins, which are effective substances in the control of pain and with anti-inflammatory action.
How to use Sucupira against arthritis
To take advantage of the medicinal properties of white sucupira ( Pterodon emarginatus Vogel ) against arthritis, osteoarthritis or rheumatism, it is recommended:
- Massage the joint: Apply a little sucupira oil to the hands, rubbing one over the other and then massaging the sore joint, letting the oil work for a few hours. It is not recommended to remove the oil from the skin and it should be expected about 3 hours after the application for bathing. In case of osteoarthritis of the feet, apply the oil before bed and put on a pair of socks so that you do not risk falling, getting up at dawn.
- Take the essential oil: Another way to use the oil is to add 2 to 3 drops of sucupira oil in half a glass of fruit juice or food and then take it twice a day with a 12 hour interval between each taking.
- Take tea from sucupira seeds: Boil 10g sucupira seeds crushed in 1 liter of water. Take 1 cup of tea 2 to 3 times a day, without sugaring.
For those who have difficulty finding oil, seeds or sucupira powder, capsules can also be used that can be bought in manipulation pharmacies or natural products stores, for example. Learn more at: Sucupira in capsules.
Sucupira is well tolerated and is not considered to be toxic when used at the recommended dosage, but should not be used during pregnancy, lactation, in case of renal impairment, and diabetes, because it may alter blood glycemia, causing hypoglycaemia.