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Il Blue stick, also known as Palo Blu, Palo Dulce and Kidneywood, is obtained from the bark of Eysenhardtia polystachya, a plant belonging to the Fabaceae family, endemic to Mexico.
The name derives from the fact that the infusions of this bark have a particular blue fluorescence.
The bark of the blue pole has an anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and diuretic action and is used above all to protect and support the kidney function.
What is Palo azul and why is it fluorescent
Il blue pole (Eysenhardtia Polystachya), not to be confused with the holy pole (Bursera graveolens) is a species belonging to the Fabaceae family, which looks like a shrub or a tree that can reach heights from two to eight meters.
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The plant is native to North America but also grows spontaneously in other places with a warm climate, including Mexico. The blue pole is also grown for the commercialization of the bark, which is used in traditional medicine.
La blue pole bark it has in fact been used since ancient times for its anti-inflammatory and diuretic properties, used to treat kidney disease, but also to treat diarrhea, inflammatory states, infections and pain. It has also traditionally been used as a female contraceptive.
The blue pole bark wood has the distinction of developing a characteristic fluorescence when left to infuse. The phenomenon seems to be due to the presence of dihydrocalcones, molecules classified within the flavoinoid family.
The flavonoids, in addition to giving fluorescence to the blue pole infusion, are also the main responsible for beneficial properties of this bark.
Properties of the blue pole
The blue pole contains alkaloids, tannins, sugars, quinones and flavonoids. For medicinal purposes, the blue pole bark it is used as an infusion diuretic, action demonstrated by a recent study by the Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Hidalgo, in Mexico.
I diuretic they are used to regulate the volume and composition of urine in various diseases including acute and chronic renal failure but also in cases of hypertension, heart failure and liver cirrhosis. Diuretics work primarily by decreasing the absorption of sodium by the renal tubules, but they can also affect other cations and anions such as potassium, calcium, magnesium and chlorine.
The blue pole is therefore mainly used for keep your kidneys healthy, prevent stone formation, reduce kidney inflammation due to infections.
Traditionally, the blue pole is also used for weight loss, calm diarrhea and reduce inflammation and pain associated with rheumatoid arthritis.
However, the consumption of blue pole should be moderate and should be avoided during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
How and when to hire the blue pole and where to find it
Il decoction of blue pole it is prepared with two tablespoons of chopped bark or a piece of bark in about a liter of water. After placing the bark in the water, bring it to a boil, lower the heat and let it simmer for about an hour. Then the bark should be left in the water for another two hours or in any case until the typical blue color is noticed. At that point it is filtered and consumed, warm or cold.
To prevent kidney stones e keep your kidneys healthy it is enough to drink one or two cups a day of blue stake decoction for two or three days a month. In case of pathologies, it is preferable to consult your doctor before taking pole blue.
Finally, to treat episodic problems such as Diarrhea, you can drink two or three cups of blue stake decoction a day until the symptoms disappear and in any case for no more than two or three days.
With us it is not easy to find the blue pole for sale: you can buy it online or in the most well-stocked health food stores.
Sources of reference: Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Hidalgo / Science Direct / Reyna's Field
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