Palo azul vs Nausea and Digestive Issues
Palo azul tea is super charged with beneficial health properties and it has been used traditionally for treating many different ailments such as kidney pain, diabetes, arthritis, oral diseases, and age-related diseases.
A medical review showed the efficacy of flavonoids “in the treatment of hepatobiliary dysfunction and digestive complaints, such as sensation of fullness, loss of appetite, nausea, and abdominal pain.”
These are the most flavonoid-rich foods: apples, pears, onions, strawberries, blueberries, celery, peppers, and teas such as palo azul
In case you’ve never heard of flavonoids before, they’re natural products commonly found in vegetables, fruits, plants, bark, flowers, wine and tea such as green tea or palo azul.
There’s a ton of studies that have found numerous health benefits in flavonoids and these are are attributed to their anti-oxidative, anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic, anti-aging, anti-hypertensive, anti-bacterial, anti-mutagenic, anti-viral and anti-carcinogenic properties.
How can tea cure alleviate abdominal pain?
Well, to start...abdominal pain could be caused by kidney pain, and palo azul has been proven effective for treating kidney pain due to its diuretic property.
Palo azul is also a powerful antioxidant, which means it scavenges harmful free radicals and detoxifies your body, which can cause abdominal pain.
Several studies have also shown that Palo Azul has antinociceptive properties. What does this mean? Antinociceptives block the detection of a painful or harmful stimulus by sensory neurons.
In other words... they inhibit the sensation of pain by blocking signals from neurons. Popular examples of antinociceptives include general anesthesia and morphine.
One study mentioned that palo azul “decreased the serum levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines and showed antinociceptive activity. These findings support the use of Eysenhardtia polystachya in Mexican folk medicine for treating rheumatoid arthritis and pain management.”
Another study found that palo azul “showed antinociceptive and antidiarrheal effects with similar potency compared to standard drugs.”
* Although we do not recommend replacing standard medications, these findings establish the importance of having a diet full of natural medicines with potent health benefits.
How can tea treat your loss of appetite?
Loss of appetite is commonly attributed to bacteria and viruses, and many studies have demonstrated the potent anti-bacterial and anti-viral activity of palo azul and its flavonoids.
In fact, a medical review which reviewed 166 studies mentions that “flavonoids are synthesized by plants in order to fight microbial infection.” It is due to their potent antibacterial, antimicrobial and antiviral activity that flavonoids “show inhibitory activity against E. coli.”
For this reason, flavonoids are commonly utilized to develop new anti-viral medications.
* Here is an interesting fact: One study examined 47 plants and palo azul was among the plants that showed the greatest inhibitory effect against bacterial diseases such as E.coli!
Below, we have summarized the key points of all the medical studies we have analyzed and also cited all the scientific literature. Don't keep the magic to yourself though...share palo azul with your loved ones!
Key findings from medical studies
• A medical review showed the efficacy of flavonoids “in the treatment of hepatobiliary dysfunction and digestive complaints, such as sensation of fullness, loss of appetite, nausea, and abdominal pain.”
• “Eysenhardtia polystachya (palo azul) also decreased the serum levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines IL-6, TNF-α, and GM-CSF and showed antinociceptive activity at the peripheral and central levels, which suggests that this plant has an effect on the cellular immune response.”
• “Our study demonstrated that most of the medicinal plants showed an antibacterial effect in vitro, and justified at least in part their use in traditional medicine.”
• A medical review that analyzed the results of 161 studies mentioned that "flavonoids (found in palo azul) proved to be potent antimicrobial and viral inhibitors. Therefore, they are found to be effective against many infectious diseases (bacterial and viral) such as E. coli.”
• “These flavonones (in palo azul) have been identified with antibacterial and antifungal activity. The infusion or decoction is used for kidney problems, urinary tract pains, kidney calculi, and as deflamatory.”
• “Medicinal efficacy of many flavonoids as antibacterial, hepatoprotective, anti-inflammatory, anticancer, and antiviral agents is well established.”
* Palo Azul is commonly referred to by its scientific name: Eysenhardtia polystachya / E. polystachya / E.P - Cyclolepis genistoides / C. genistoides - kidney wood - palo dulce