Learn about the benefits and properties of the Biznaga

The Biznaga It is a medicinal plant used since ancient times, in which the Egyptian civilization used it to eliminate kidney stones. This plant is also known as toothpicks, and was also used for that purpose, as an improvised toothpick.

La Biznaga belongs to the family of "Cactaceae", its scientific name is "Ammi Visnaga"And has the following properties: antispasmodic, calming, diuretic, vasodilator and bronchodilator.

These properties make the Biznaga an effective plant to treat various conditions such as those detailed below:

  • To remove kidney stones.
  • To calm gas cramps or cramps.
  • To relieve the pain associated with menstruation.
  • To open the airways in cases of bronchitis.

This medicinal plant can be obtained in herbalists, parapharmacies, natural products stores, online, and in different presentation formats such as dry plant, extract, tincture and powder.

Below we provide how to prepare Biznaga infusions to relieve various ailments.

How to prepare an infusion of Biznaga for gas colics

The Biznaga contains antispasmodic and soothing properties and this infusion is ideal in case of gas cramps or cramps.

To prepare this infusion we need:

  • One teaspoon of Biznaga.
  • A teaspoon of green anise.
  • A cup of mineral water.

Elaboration:

We put the water in a heater to boil. Once boiling add the teaspoon of Biznaga and green anise. Turn off the heat, cover the infusion and let it rest for 10 minutes.

We fill the infusion and when it is warm we can take it.

If you prefer infusions with a sweet touch, we can sweeten it with a teaspoon of honey, a teaspoon of brown cane sugar or stevia.

How to prepare a Biznaga Infusion to eliminate kidney stones

One of the properties that the Biznaga contains is that of being a diuretic plant, for its diuretic properties it has been used since ancient times to facilitate the expulsion of stones in the kidneys.

To prepare this infusion we need:

  • 30 grams of fresh flowers.
  • One liter of mineral water.

Elaboration:

We put the water in a kettle to boil and once it starts to boil add the fresh flowers of Biznaga.

We extinguish the fire, cover the infusion and let it rest for 10 minutes. We fill the infusion and let it warm to take it.

From this infusion we can take a cup 3 times a day.

How to prepare an infusion of Biznaga to calm the colic of menstruation

For its soothing and antispasmodic properties, the infusion prepared with this plant helps to calm painful menstruations.

We will prepare the Biznaga infusion with:

  • One teaspoon of Biznaga.
  • A cup of mineral water.

Elaboration:

We put the water in a saucepan to be heated. Once it starts to boil add the teaspoon of Biznaga. We extinguish the fire, cover the infusion and let it rest. We uncover the infusion, we strain it and let it warm. Once lukewarm we can already take it.

If the infusion with a sweet touch is preferred, we can sweeten it with a little honey, brown cane sugar, or stevia.

Contraindications of the Biznaga

The Biznaga is contraindicated in the following cases:

  • In case of pregnancy.
  • During the period of lactation.
  • In children.

Before consuming Biznaga in some of the formats presented, it is advisable to consult with the doctor or with the professional therapists and follow their guidelines regarding how to use and dosage. This article is published for informational purposes only. You can not and should not replace the consultation with a Nutritionist. We advise you to consult your trusted Nutritionist. ThemesMedicinal plants

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