Sanchezia is a bushy shrub with sturdy, bright green or purple stems and large, green leaves
with light-green veins. Its tubular yellow, orange, and red flowers grow in spikes.
WHERE IT CAN BE FOUND:
Caribbean, Central America, South America, South Pacific
PROPERTIES AND USE:
Antitumor, nervine, tonic, and treats heart conditions, sore muscles, arthritis, rheumatism, painful menstruation
To make a decoction, boil a handful of leaves in 1 gallon water for 30 minutes. Remove from heat, and then steep for 30 minutes. Drink
1 cup per day. You may also juice the leaves, and drink up to 1/2 cup per day.