Pitangueira leaves are rich in nutrients such as phosphorus, iron, calcium, vitamin A, vitamin C, riboflavin and niacin. The fruit also has antioxidant compounds such as ruby xanthine, lycopene, pitanguine, gamma carotene and betacritoxanthin. It is also rich in essential oils such as polyesterpenes, sesquiterpenes, citronella, geranyl acetate and cineole.
In the herbal medicine pharmacopeia there are already some studies that prove the good effects of pitanga leaf tea for its antihypertensive, stimulating, antimicrobial and antioxidant effects. Contributing to the treatment of some diseases, such as: diabetes, it is soothing, diuretic and helps to improve fever, stomach diseases, hypertension, obesity, rheumatism, bronchitis and heart disease. ... View more »