Uzara is a medicinal plant that can help against various health problems and illnesses, with particular emphasis on its effect on stomach cramps and diarrhea.
What is Uzara?
Uzara (Xysmalobium undulatum) has been used as a herbal medicine in Central Europe for around 110 years. The plant originally comes from southern Africa. It grows up to two meters tall, has cream green to yellow flowers, hairy fruits and fleshy, carrot-like roots with an unpleasant smell.
Effect of Uzara
The medicinal plant is traditionally used, among other things, to treat stomach cramps and diarrhea and various studies have already confirmed corresponding effects.
A research paper with an extensive literature review highlights the traditional uses of Uzara as an antidiarrheal and for the treatment of stomach cramps, dysmenorrhea and postpartum cramps.
The antisecretory and antidiarrheal effects of the medicinal plant have already been confirmed in vitro through various studies and no toxic effects of the plant were detectable in any of the studies evaluated, reports the research team.
An independent study reports the effectiveness of Uzara for the treatment of various diseases in South Africa. The experts cite gastrointestinal disorders, wound healing, hysteria, fever, headaches and skin diseases as examples.
Uzara’s potential has not yet been exhausted
In addition, a recent study concludes that Uzara’s potential as an antidiarrheal (with or without an underlying infection) and antispasmodic agent remains unexploited.
Overall, as a medicinal plant, Uzara can offer a natural and effective way to provide relief, especially for gastrointestinal complaints, diarrhea and cramps. (as)