Chuchuhuasi

Jul
2012
02

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Chuchuhuasi is traditionally used for its anti-inflammatory and pain killer properties. It is also used as a stimulant and as an aphrodisiac.

About – Chuchuhuasi is the bark of an enormous Amazonian rainforest tree that can reach a height of greater than 30 meters. It has large leaves that are up to 30 cm, small, white flowers, and extremely tough, heavy, reddish-brown bark. The bark, roots and leaves are used in traditional medicine for a variety of purposes. Chuchuhausi is indigenous to the tropical rainforests of Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru.

Benefits and usesChuchuhuasi is known to rejuvenate and revitalize the body especially the immune system. Indigenous people of the Amazon rainforest have used chuchuhuasi bark medicinally for centuries. As well as a general tonic, chuchuhuasi is used as an aphrodisicac. It acts as a synergist to enhance the effectiveness of other herbs and medicinal plants. Its name means ‘trembling back’, which refers to its long term use for arthritis and back pain. It is also used as a muscle relaxant, for general aches and pains and menstrual cramps. Its anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties are taken advantage of in relieving rheumatic conditions. It is known to break up and disperse lactic acid in the body. It is beneficial for stomach aches, fevers and virus infections as well as for diarrhea and hemorrhoids. It is also used for adrenal support, as an immune stimulant, and for menstrual balance and regulation. It enhances virility. It is commonly used for affections of the lungs such as bronchitis and tuberculosis. Chuchuhuasi is valuable in the treatment of chronic diseases of the nervous system, such as Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis. The herb has revitalizing and antioxidant properties and enhances the immunological system.

Caution – Herbs have been used for centuries to strengthen the body and treat disease. However, some herbs can trigger side effects and can interact with other herbs, supplements, or medications and so should be taken with care. If in doubt, consult your health care practitioner.

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