Backstory: I had a small amount of leaves given to me as a gift from a friend. She had spent some time with some native peoples in Guatemala and one of the villagers gave her these leaves as a gift, and told her they were good for muscle aches. They were collected from the forest floor. They are light greyish-green with a reddish tint. Neither she nor I know what they are, and the man who gave them to her didn’t tell her the name.
So, she gave me some and instructed me on how to use them. You put a small handful into a cupful of boiled water, and steep until the water turns reddish. You then remove the leaves and pour the cupful into a full warm bath, and soak. It helps relieve muscle and joint pain. I tried it after a day of lifting boxes - it really works!
One characteristic/caution about it is that it really dehydrates you, so you have to drink a lot of water on the day of usage to avoid adverse effects.
Sorry for the lack of details, but I really know nothing about it and would like to find out more. Does anyone have any theories/possible answers as to what these leaves may be?