The Cha-de-Bugre (Cordia salicifolia) is well known in Brazil as Porangaba, among many other names. Plant, if it does herbal Pholia Magra, commercially available as an appetite suppressant and weight loss, among other uses.
The Cha de Bugre is often used as a diuretic, i.e a substance that increases the loss of urine, being beneficial to help expel impurities from the body, but we must be careful with the issue of hydration, always taking liquids (preferably water) to maintain a healthy balance in the body.
The Porangaba can also decrease appetite, reduce cellulite, increase energy and improve circulation to the body. Porangaba does not eliminate the desire to eat, but provides an overall feeling of fullness in the body and causing the person has control over an increasing appetite and therefore must be taken before meals. The plant also contains caffeine, so it is not recommended for people suffering from nervousness, stress, anxiety, insomnia and other problems very common for people addicted to coffee, for example. The Cha-de-Bugre works great for burning abdominal fat deep.
Some dietary supplements combine the Cha de Bugre with other herbs to enhance weight loss and provide an energizing effect. Green Tea, Guarana, Ginseng, Gingko biloba, Acai berry and Yerba-mate are some of the combinations of Porangaba.
Although there are several reports of success with Porangaba, because it contains powerful stimulants, its use is not recommended for long term. It is also not suitable for those who have any heart problems or high blood pressure. There is also a lack of controlled clinical trials on the safety and effectiveness of the Tea-de-Bugre as a constituent of products for weight loss.