Espinheira Santa Tea

Espinheira Santa Tea

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Espinheira Santa

Keep your digestive system in tip-top condition with Espinheira Santa. In Brazil, it is commonly consumed as a leaf tea after meals and has a very pleasant taste, making it a perfect non-alcoholic digestif.

Espinheira Santa (Maytenus Ilicifolia), also known as Chuchuhuasi, is a plant native to Brazil that has traditionally been used as a digestive aid. Espinheira Santa has a very pleasant taste and is commonly consumed after meals to maintain optimal digestion. Practitioners find this tea useful as a natural aid to increase stomach acid and support stomach health.


  • Antioxidant
  • Antibacterial
  • Antiviral
  • Antifungal
  • Gastro-intestinal support

Recommended Dosage Infuse teabag in a cup of boiling water for 2-5 minutes.

Drink 1 cup tea after each meal.


Espinheira Santa has exhibited oestrogenic activity in research and should therefore be avoided by those with oestrogen positive cancers. It should also be avoided by women undergoing fertility treatments

Side Effects:

None known at the recommended dosage

Use during pregnancy & breast-feeding is not recommended