Matico Leaves 1 lb. Bulk Powder
Matico (Piper aduncum) leaves – 16 oz. (1 lb) bulk powder.
Please note that due to powder density, this product may ship in one double poly bag or 2 containers of 8 oz. each.
Bulk orders are prepared once a week. Each order is prepared in the order it is received. Cut-off time for bulk orders is each Thursday at 10 AM EST. Orders received after 10 AM EST ship the following week. Thank you for your understanding.
The leaves of Matico are traditionally prepared as a decoction or infusion taken at a suggested dosage of 1 cup 3 times daily.
To prepare an infusion of Matico, place 1 tsp. of the powdered leaves in a tea ball or gauze bag and allow the powder to steep in 5 oz. (150 mL) of freshly boiled hot water in a covered ceramic pot for 10–15 minutes. Pour the infusion through a fine strainer to remove any sediment and allow it to cool for a time before drinking. Refrigerate unused portions in a well-sealed container.
Decoctions are stronger preparations than infusions. To prepare a decoction of Matico, 1 tsp. of the powdered leaves is used for each 8 oz. of water. Using medium-high heat, bring water to a boil in an open ceramic pot and then add the powder. Reduce the heat to medium-low and place the lid on the pot. Allow the mixture to simmer for 20 minutes. Pour the mixture through a fine strainer and allow it to cool for a time before drinking. Refrigerate unused portions in a well-sealed container.
Caution: Not for internal use during pregnancy or lactation. If you are taking medications or have a medical condition, consult with a health care professional before use. Keep this product out of the reach of children.