Matico is a large tropical shrub; used as an aromatic bitter stimulant. It is useful to arrest discharges from mucous surfaces, leucorrhoea, gonorrhea, and catarrh (build-up of mucus) of the bladder.

Physically Matico has been used for:


Healing ulcers

Stopping wound bleeding

Increasing libido as natural aphrodisiac

Treating fevers

Improving digestion system.

Inhibiting the growth of cancer cells especially in the stomach.


Spiritually Matico has been used for:


Protecting ones home or property against negativity entities 

Invigorating one’s spirit

Dispelling negativity and entities when incorated in a spiritual bath


Suggested Use: This plant is best prepared as an infusion (tea): Use one tablespoon of the tea per cup. Pour boiling water over herb in cup and allow to steep 10 minutes. Strain tea and drink warm. It is traditionally taken in 1 cup dosages, 2-3 times daily.


For a spiritul bath:   Steep the leaves of matico along with rompesaraguey in boiling water for about 15 minutes.  Let cool a little then use water to bath while praying for the removal of negative energy, spirits and curses.


Available in 8oz quantities.  Harvested fresh and dried at the Orilagba Mountain Retreat, Puerto Rico.