Chá de Bugre

Used In: Classic - Immune - Focus - Cheia Vida

Chá de Bugre is a small tree with soft, green leaves found in Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay. Also known as Café do Mato (coffee of the woods), Chá de Bugre produces a small red fruit that resembles a coffee bean.

In Brazil, Chá de Bugre is hailed as the #1 weight loss supplement. Brazilians have long enjoyed this dynamic tea, praising it's abilities to suppress appetite, burn cellulite, and prevent fatty deposits. Compounds in Chá de Bugre: powerful phytochemicals, naturally occurring caffeine, allantoin, and allantoic acid.

Chá de Bugre has much in common with Ephedra; yet, unlike Ephedra, it has a positive impact on the heart. By far, the most popular reason people consume Chá de Bugre is for the energy it supplies.

Chá de Bugre is brewed in large drums during times of festivals in Brazil and the people consume it to sustain their energy throughout the night.

It is a very clean energy, meaning that the caffeine levels are surprisingly low, but the effects of a 500mg dose are the same as "2 Venti-sized coffees from Starbucks."

Orally, Chá de Bugre is used for promoting weight loss and dealing with obesity issues, including decreasing cellulite, helping to reduce fatty deposits, preserving muscle tissue, and dealing with edema, gout, cancer, herpes, viral infections, fever, and cardiovascular disease. It is also used as a general tonic to stimulate circulation and heart function, relieve coughs, support renal function, and reduce uric acid.

Topically, Chá de Bugre is used for healing wounds.

Chá de Bugre is a great appetite suppressant. However, rather than curbing your appetite altogether (then causing intense hunger when it wears off at the wrong time), it gives one a sense of being full and satiated after eating only a few bites of food. This seems to promote much smaller meals more often, which is what many practitioners believe is better for sustained weight loss and keeping the metabolism stimulated throughout the day.

Dr. C.L. Cruz, in his book, “Dictionary of the Plants Used in Brazil,” recommends that Chá de Bugre be used as an excellent diuretic and weight loss aid as well as a good general heart tonic, which can help stimulate circulation.

A Japanese University study in 1990 showed that the consumption of Chá de Bugre leaf extracts reduced herpes virus dispersion by 99% when they used it to pre-treat cells. A couple of years later, they reported a 33% reduction in the Herpes Virus with as little as 0.25 mcg/ml. The study also revealed a toxic activity against cancer cells (demonstrating 40 percent inhibition) utilizing the extract of Chá de Bugre’s branches and leaves.