Kinkeliba (Combretum micranthum) or "long life herbal tea" is a bushy,
bushy shrub found in West Africa and throughout the Sahel.
The leaves contain phenolic acids, flavonoids, catechin tannins, proanthocyanidins,
betaine, choline, polyols (sorbitol, inositol), sterols, tripertenes, potassium nitrate,
as well as an alkaloid ( combretine).
Kinkeliba, diuretic and digestive
It is the antipyretic properties of the leaves that have made kinkeliba famous,
particularly in cases of malaria and various feverish states, passionflower in herbal medicine.
In case of gastrointestinal problems, colic, vomiting and constipation, kinkeliba can be effective due to its diuretic,
cholagogue, emetic, hepatic and digestive properties.
Kinkeliba is not only a hepato-drainer (liver, kidneys, gallbladder), but it also helps to fight against urinary tract infections
(such as cystitis). Kinkeliba is also used against diabetes.
• in decoction: a handful (30g) of dried leaves of kinkéliba 1 liter per day, in decoction for 10 to 15 minutes and
then left to infuse as much. (hepato-drainer, urinary infections, diabetes),
• in decoction: 20 g of dried kinkéliba leaves / one liter of water (1 cup after each meal), boil for 2-3 minutes and
leave to infuse for 20 minutes,
• in infusion: 30 g of dried kinkéliba leaves / one liter of water (2 to 3 cups maximum / day), to infuse for 10 minutes
maximum; there are mixtures of plants (mint, ginger, clove, etc.) in which kinkeliba is associated,
• in essential oil, on medical prescription.
• in mother tincture, according to the pharmacist's instructions.