Southamerican medicinal plants

The websites dedicated to southamerican medicinal plants and etnomedicinal using due native peoples in amazonian rainforest.

Achiote (Annato)
Achiote (Annato)
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5 – 10 m high Amazonian tree. Its seeds are used for food colouring. The leaf extract serves in native medicine as a medicament against prostatic troubles and internal inflammations, arterial hypertension, high cholesterol level and bladder inflammation.

Caihua (Achocha, Achokcha, Korilla)
Caihua (Achocha, Achokcha, Korilla)
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South American mountain annual, aka achokcha or corila. In native ethno medicine its fruit is used for treatment of high blood pressure, high cholesterol level, triglycerides, lipids. It is much appropriate for vascular wall cleansing and atherosclerosis prevention.

Canchalagua

Small annual growing on mountain slopes of Andes. In native ethno medicine it is used for menstruation control, as a complex depurator (in combination with other herbs), against hepatic and gallbladder ailments, for skin maculae cleansing.

Chancapiedra
Chancapiedra
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Small upright plant ranging in Amazonians and other tropical regions of both hemispheres. Generations of native healer used it as a very effective remedy for elimination of gall and kidney stones and other kidney problems.

Chuchuhuasa

Robust Amazonian tree whose inner cortex is used in Peruvian ethno medicine to treat osteoarthritis, rheumatic arthritis, bronchitis, diarrhea and gastritis, haemorrhoids, menstrual irregularities and muscle and back pains.

CutiCuti

Small resistant fern growing in shadowy and humid locations of the southern slopes of Andes. Native ethno medicine uses it as an expectorant, also for moderation of a high blood sugar level and to support a proper metabolism.

Dulcamara

This originally Madagascan succulent is plentifully grown in Amazon for a wide range of medical effects, and by healers it is very often used at moderation oncology diseases of female genitalia. Extract from leaves is a favourite ingredient of many cosmetic preparations and ointments.

Flor de Arena
Flor de Arena
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Small herb growing in dry alpine regions of Peru. The ethno medicine is using it for centuries for a complete purification of the organism (detoxication), also for liver protection, for skin condition improvement, for vascular wall protection and for lipids control support.

Guanábana (Graviola)
Guanábana (Graviola)
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Evergreen tropical tree. The ethno medicine uses its fruit and leaves to cure neoplasms and oncogenous diseases, parasite attacks, to moderate and reduce depressions and to moderate heart function and to reduce the arterial blood pressure.

Hercampuri

Small South American mountain herb used as early as in the preincaic times. The Andean ethno medicine uses it above all for moderation of liver ailments, cholesterol reduction, obesity moderation, as antidiabetics, for complete blood purification and against infections.

Jergón Sacha
Jergón Sacha
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Small Amazonian tree resembling by its bark texture a poisonous snake after which it was named. Its bulb is used by the ethno medicine mainly as an antidote against the snake bite. Latest research shows its suitability for treatment of various virus diseases, including AIDS.

Maca andina

Bulb of an Andean species of cress. Owing to its energizing effect and unique composition it is used by the ethno medicine as an immunostimulant, on menstrual and climacterical problems, reproductive and sexual disorders and for memory, overall vitality and fertility improvement.

Manayupa

Small annual from South American tropics. Peruvian ethno medicine uses it to purify the blood, to detoxicate the organism, especially the kidneys and the urinary tract. The research also revealed its applicability against respiratory difficulties caused by allergies and asthma.

Marco (Altamisa)
Marco (Altamisa)
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Annual growing close to the rivers on the slopes of the Andes. The ethno medicine uses it against arthritis and arthrosis, aches, in cases of irregular menstruation, as an antineuralgicum, an neurotonic, in cases of nervous problems and hysterias.

MuñaMuña

The Andean ethno medicine uses this aromatic mountain herb for curing respiratory tract infections, flatulence and for improvement of digestion. It is very good for a complete organism purification from fungi.

Palo Santo

Palo Santo wood, a.k.a Holy wood, has been used since ancient times by the Incas as a spiritual remedy for purifying and cleansing.

Pasuchaca

Small perennial, an Andean endemic species. The ethno medicine uses it for reducing blood sugar level (glycemia) in cases of diabetes and for sugar metabolism support. It is also used against gynecological infections caused by leaven or fungi.

Sacha Inchi

Amazon bush whose seeds contain up to 89% nonsaturated fatty acids. The oil from seeds prosper except of nutrition value also at prevention of cardiovascular diseases and many other civilizing health difficulties. This oil was awarded in the WEO exhibition in Paris with gold medal.

Sangre de Drago
Sangre de Drago
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Latex of an Amazon tree of a wide range of ethno medical use. Externally as an antiseptic against skin eczema and insect bites, internally against haemorrhoids, aphthae, throat infections, cancer, tuberculosis, gastric ulcers and rheumatism.

Tawari amarillo
Tawari amarillo
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Giant Amazonian tree. Local ethno medicine uses its inner bast to cure mycotic and bacterial skin and digestive tract diseases, against eczemas, liver diseases, flatulence, increased blood sugar level and for a complete organism vitalization.

Tawari negro
Tawari negro
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Giant Amazonian tree. Local ethno medicine uses its inner bast to cure neoplasms, mycotic and bacterial diseases, eczemas, allergies, flue, and for a complete organism stamina reinforcement.

Ubos

Robust tropical tree. Its fruit has a nutritive use. The ethno medicine uses its inner bast to cure above all the skin diseases (leischmaniasis, psoriasis), to heal skin injuries, moderation of asthma, infectious diseases and for reinforcement of the immunity.

Uña de Gato (Vilcacora, Samento)
Uña de Gato (Vilcacora, Samento)
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Liana growing in Amazonia. The ethno medicine uses it to cure inflammations, rheumatism, gastric ulcers, cancers and tumours, to reinforce the immunity and to cure various diseases caused by parasites (virosis, mycosis, candiosis). It is also very good for health protection.

WiraWira

Small Peruvian mountain plant – a distinctly aromatic species of edelweiss. The ethno medicine uses it to cure inflammations and bituminosis, to lessen the swelling of the upper airways and sinuses, to suppress cough and asthma and to assist the expectoration



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