Hat of Leather is the name of a plant very well-known for the medicinal properties of its leaves. Simple to make, the leather hat tea is used in the combat to diverse diseases like a cough and liver problems, in addition to having a significant diuretic power, that is, helping in the slimming (through the elimination of the retained liquids) if combined with good food and regular physical activities.
What is the leather hat?
The leather hat is the name of a very abundant plant in the south of Brazil. Scientific name Echinodorus grandiflorus, the plant is known by several names, among them are: Alismacéa, Aguapé and “tea miner”, due to its consumption in large quantity by the people who live in Minas Gerais.
When it reaches maturity the leather hat can reach 1.5 meters in height and its flowers and leaves can be used in a medicinal way.
Know your health benefits
Leather Hat tea is indicated as an aid in treatments against cough, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, gout and various skin problems. People with bladder and urinary tract problems benefit from tea consumption, as well as those with liver problems.
People with problems of excess uric acid, gastritis, arteriosclerosis, arthritis and pharyngitis can also consume tea without fear, which will soon see an improvement in health. And those who suffer from constipation can also be happy because tea also works as a great mild laxative.
By having a mild diuretic power and preventing the body from accumulating too much water, drinking tea from a leather hat can help you lose the little pins that bother you as long as combined with good nutrition and frequent physical activity.
And even with little scientific research on the curative medicinal properties of the leather hat, it is popularly also used as anti-inflammatory and antirheumatic.
How to make tea?
It is advised that tea be consumed two to three times a day and that it should not be stored from one day to the next.
To do so is super easy:
In a saucepan place a quart of water and wait for it to boil.
Add 20 grams, or two tablespoons full, of dried leather hat leaves and turn off the heat.
Cover the pan and keep the tea resting for at least ten minutes.
Strain and drink without sweetening.