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Picăo preto, one of South America's well-known medicinal plants, is widely used for numerous conditions.* Many of its indigenous uses for inflammation, hypertension, cancer, ulcers, diabetes and infections of all kinds are being validated and verified by modern research.* For more information about picão preto (Bidens pilosa), please refer to the Database File for Picão Preto in the Tropical Plant Database. To see pictures of picão preto, click here.
Traditional Uses:* as a broad-spectrum antimicrobial for various internal and external infections (caused by virus, bacteria, yeast, fungi); to tone, balance, strengthen, protect, and detoxify the liver; for arthritis, rheumatism, and other inflammatory conditions; for diabetes; for stomach ulcers and digestive disordersSuggested Use: This plant is best prepared as a decoction. Use one teaspoon of powder for each cup of water. Bring to a boil and gently boil in a covered pot for 20 minutes. Allow to cool and settle for 10 minutes and strain warm liquid into a cup (leaving the settled powder in the bottom of the pan). It is traditionally taken in 1 cup dosages, 2-3 twice daily. For more complete instructions on preparing herbal decoctions, see the Methods for Preparing Herbal Remedies Page.