Bougainvillea is defined as any genus (Bougainvillea) of the four-o’clock family of ornamental tropical American woody vines and shrubs with brilliant purples or red floral bracts. It is a flower which appears to have a red or purple color. It is a beautiful plant that can truly catch your eye.
With its bright and striking colors, it could really be a head turner once you see a bunch of these magnificent flowers. Not only is it beautiful on the outside, it can also be amazing from the inside. Little did we know that it provides health benefits and not as a stand-alone ornament only. What are these health benefits we are pertaining to? Read the list below and be amazed!
1. ANTIPYRETIC PROPERTIES
Bougainvillea is an anti-fever agent and has the ability to decrease fever in the quickest way possible.
2. ANTISEPTIC PROPERTIES
Bougainvillea is one of the plants which has an antiseptic property. It is very much used in the skin since it is believed to be effective in defending your body against inflammation, infections, even acne and desquamation(peeling-off) of the skin. It helps in toxicity control in the skin through its deep cleansing abilities.
3. RESPIRATORY SYSTEM ENHANCER
Bougainvillea can help in improving your body’s respiratory system. It helps in the proper function of the lungs in giving off the oxygen needed by the body.
4. ANTITUSSIVE AGENT
Bougainvillea is a natural expectorant. It aids in promoting the discharge or expulsion of mucus from the respiratory tract.
5. NATURAL BODY CLEANSER
Bougainvillea is a natural detoxifier and may be used in purging. It removes and flushes out any toxic substance inside the body. It cleanses the organs particularly the liver which functions greatly after cleansing.
HOW TO MAKE BOUGAINVILLEA TEA
- 1 cup purple Bougainvillea flowers, just the petals.
- 2 cups water
- 1/3 cinnamon stick
- 1 tbsp honey
- Bring water to the boil with the cinnamon stick.
- Let it boil for about two minutes and then add the flowers for about two minutes more.
- Remove the flowers and the cinnamon stick. Mix in the honey and it’s done.
Being knowledgeable with all these health benefits it could give, why not give a bougainvillea infusion a try!
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