Chá de Bugre - Glossary

Chá de Bugre

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The popular name for a small Brazilian tree, Cordia salicifolia.  In Brazil, the fruit is used as a coffee substitute as well as an herbal medicine.  It’s also marketed as an appetite suppressant, although this property has not been verified by any controlled studies.

Chá de Bugre extracts are being marketed for use in weight loss supplements. It’s being touted as an alternative to ephedra/ephedrine for losing fat and reducing cellulite, although there is zero proof it works.

See Paul’s review: “Brazilian Slim, Chá de Bugre, BugreLife, Jungle Burn: Brazilian Weight Loss?” for more information.

Author: elissa

Elissa is a former research associate with the University of California at Davis, and the author/co-author of over a dozen articles published in scientific journals. Currently a freelance writer and researcher, Elissa brings her multidisciplinary education and training to her writing on nutrition and supplements.

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