effects, hypertension, anti anemia plant?

effects, hypertension, anti anemia plant?


Kinkeliba is a plant native to West Africa that has many therapeutic properties. What are its effects on the body? How to use it? Is it dangerous? Explanations with Sabine Monnoyeur, naturopath in Paris and Lyon.

Definition: What is kinkeliba?

Nicknamed “herbal tea long life“, the Kinkeliba (scientific name: Combretum micrathum) is a plant native to West Africa, which are found more particularly in Burkina Faso, Mali and Senegal. It belongs to the Combretaceae family. Since the 19th century, it has been used in Traditional medicine to relieve many ailments. It is its green leaves that are used for its therapeutic virtues.

What are the effects of kinkeliba?

“The green leaves of kinkeliba have several active compounds that are very interesting for our health, including flavonoids (super antioxidant), des amino acids, nitrate of potassiumterpenoids (anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial), of the betaine or combretine“says Sabine Monnoyeur. Its effects are many:

► The kinkeliba is diuretic : it increases the volume of urine and therefore, promotes the elimination of toxins present in the body.

► Kinkeliba is an ally for the digestion : it relieves nausea and vomiting as much as constipation, colic.

► The kinkeliba is cholalogue : it stimulates the production of bile by the liver.

► The kinkeliba is hepatoprotective : it protects the liver cells.

► Le kinkeliba regulates the blood sugarso it is especially interesting in case of type 2 diabetes and to monitor its weight.

► Kinkeliba is also used to make lower the fever.

► Kinkeliba has virtues anti-inflammatory and antibacterial.

► In external use, kinkeliba would promote the process of healing.

Against hypertension

“Thanks to his properties diuretics, kinkeliba is effective in fighting high blood pressure. And because of this, the more we urinate, the more we eliminate the excess salt and water present in our body.“says the naturopath.

Against anemia

“If kinkeliba strengthens the immune systemits effectiveness in correcting anemia is not really known“, informs our interlocutor.

To lower your cholesterol

Kinkeliba leaves contain beta-sitosterolalso called phytosterol, a plant sterol that blocks the absorption of cholesterol in the body. This substance mixes with the cholesterol in the intestine, thus promoting its elimination. Consuming kinkeliba regularly therefore promotes the decrease in blood cholesterol.

To lose weight

“Kinkeliba is known for its purifying properties, which means that it promotes toxin drainage through urine and promotes waste disposal, it is an interesting slimming ally. Also, how it activates the digestionit allows a better food assimilation, boosts the transit, and removes waste and fat from the body faster. Be careful though, it doesn’t work no reduction in fat mass but rather allows to remove waterwhich reduces body mass“, develops Sabine Monnoyeur. Finally, the kinkeliba contains precious antioxidantswhich helps fight free radicals and oxidative stress, which are the real stumbling blocks to weight loss.

“In France, kinkeliba is easy to find in a bag of dried leaves or powder (made from the leaves of the plant). The ideal is to make one decoction with the leaves, that is, put the leaves in cold water that is brought to a boil for 15-20 minutes. Count about 20g of leaf for 1L of water. You can drink up to three cups a day. Kinkeliba can also be in the form ofessential oil or dye but only on medical prescription in France“remarks the naturopath.

What are the dangers of Kinkeliba?

Overall, Kinkeliba is a safe and well-tolerated plant. However, feel free to seek advice from your pharmacist, naturopath or herbalist before resorting to it.

Seek advice from your pharmacist, naturopath or herbalist before resorting

What are the contraindications to kinkeliba?

If kinkeliba is not associated with any risk of interaction with other medicines, its use is contraindicated in children, pregnant or lactating women.

Thanks to Sabine Monnoyeur, naturopath in Paris and Lyon.

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