The prince herb is originally from Asia, being more common in South India where it has been used for millennia in traditional medicine. It is used in Thai, Indonesian and Indian cuisine and is best known for its medicinal properties in the Caribbean, Brazil and Africa. In tropical climates you can reach one and a half meters in height.
Analgesic, antidepressant, antibacterial, antifungal, diuretic the herb-prince fights perspiration, the athlete’s foot and serves as an insect repellent. Its medicinal properties are known to combat problems of cough, asthma, headaches, fever, intestinal and menstrual cramps.
With a fresh lemon aroma, it is used in natural cosmetic products for its soothing and disinfectant characteristics. Balacate tea is antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, promotes a deep cleansing for the most oily skins and helps fight acne.
In the West, it is used to relieve digestive problems and calm the nervous system.