Macela for gastric and digestive imbalances

Andrés González’s photo on      Macela is also widely used to calm rheumatism and muscle pain.

Macela (Achyrocline satureoides)


Analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antitumor, immunostimulant, relaxing, sedative…


Start by putting two teaspoons of dry Macela, for a few minutes, in a little cold water, in a cup. Then add water heated to 90°C (when the water starts to boil) and cover for 10 minutes. Once cooled, it is ready to be consumed (see here how to make an infusion).


  • Cholesterol,
  • abdominal cramps,
  • colitis,
  • dysentery,
  • diarrhea,
  • menstrual disorders,
  • muscle pain,
  • nausea,
  • lack of appetite,
  • pancreas,
  • gastric and digestive problems,
  • rheumatism,
  • gallbladder,
  • vomiting…


During pregnancy (can stimulate uterine contraction and vaginal bleeding), people undergoing chemotherapy should never use this herb. Diabetics (due to the hypoglycemic effect) or people under the effect of sedatives, analgesics, and barbiturates should also be particularly careful. Each body is different, it is, therefore, important to be aware of any incompatibility, total or momentary, generated by its ingestion.

This text is an awareness. Depending on the season and the moment in which you are, it is up to each Being to feel whether he should consume this food. The dosage and frequency depend on the nature and physical condition of each Human Being.

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