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South American Herbs

The Rain Forest is the source of thousands of precious medicinal plants, some of which have become very famous. We carry a selection of some of the most famous herbs, including the adaptogens Maca and Suma and the immune enhancers Cat's Claw and Jergon Sacha.

 

Boldo Extract

Boldo Extract, 2 oz.

Peumus boldo comes from the Chilean Andes and has a marvelous minty aroma. It is a stomachic and digestive aid, particularly beneficial for people with a tendency towards gall stone formation, especially when such conditions give rise to pain. It is also useful for genito-urinary inflammations. In South America, it is regarded as a cure for gonorrhea. Further north, it is considered useful for hepatic congestion and is often used by veterinarians for jaundice. It contains a chemical constituent very similar to chenopodium and is thus often used for intestinal parasites.

Alcohol: 60%

Contents: extract of Peumus boldo leaf in organic grain alcohol, distilled water, and pure vegetable glycerin.

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Cat's Claw Herbal Extract, 2 oz.

Cat's Claw Extract, 2 oz.

Uncaria tomentosa is a rain forest herb with demonstrated anti-inflammatory properties. It is therefore often used for people with rheumatoid arthritis. Preliminary studies suggest that cat's claw slows tumor growth and that it enhances immunity. It is safe in the recommended doses; side effects are usually associated with possible allergic reactions to plants in the Rubiaceae family.

As more and more studies are being conducted, interest in cat's claw has come to include AIDS (in conjunction with Jergon Sacha) and Lyme disease. There are a few studies suggesting that this herb is capable of such actions because it is not only a superb free-radical scavenger but also promotes the repair of DNA.

Alcohol: 45%

Contents: extract of Uncaria tomentosa bark in distilled water, organic grain alcohol, and pure vegetable glycerin.

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Graviola Extract, 2 oz.

Graviola Extract, 2 oz.

Annona muricata leaf contains specific acetogenins that have been reported to be selectively toxic to the following type of tumor cells: lung carcinoma cell lines; human breast solid tumor lines; prostate adenocarcinoma; pancreatic carcinoma cell lines; colon adenocarcinoma cell lines; liver cancer cell lines; human lymphoma cell lines; and multi-drug resistant human breast adenocarcinoma. The mode of action appears to be that of inhibiting enzymatic activities that only occur in malignant cells.

Alcohol: 40%

Contents: extract of Annona muricata leaf in distilled water, organic grain alcohol, and pure vegetable glycerin.

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Jatoba Extract

Jatobá Extract, 2 oz.

Traditionally, jatoba is used to increase stamina. It has none of the side effects of caffeine or ephedra.

Jatoba has demonstrated antifungal as well as antibacterial properties against a wide range of molds, yeasts, and microorganisms such as E. coli, Pseudomonas, and Staphylococcus. Clinicians are discovering that it is useful in cases of cystitis and prostatitis, often not for the reasons thought: these conditions may be associated with fungal infections. Jatoba is non-toxic, but it has a blood sugar lowering effect and should be monitored with patients with blood sugar regulation issues.

Alcohol: 39-41%

Contents: dried Hymenaea courbaril bark in distilled water, organic grain alcohol, and pure vegetable glycerin.

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Jatobá Extract, 8 oz.

Traditionally, jatoba is used to increase stamina. It has none of the side effects of caffeine or ephedra.

Jatoba has demonstrated antifungal as well as antibacterial properties against a wide range of molds, yeasts, and microorganisms such as E. coli, Pseudomonas, and Staphylococcus. Clinicians are discovering that it is useful in cases of cystitis and prostatitis, often not for the reasons thought: these conditions may be associated with fungal infections. Jatoba is non-toxic, but it has a blood sugar lowering effect and should be monitored with patients with blood sugar regulation issues.

Alcohol: 39-41%

Contents: dried Hymenaea courbaril bark in distilled water, organic grain alcohol, and pure vegetable glycerin.

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Jatoba Herbal Glycerite, 2 oz.

Jatobá Glycerite, 2 oz.

Jatoba has demonstrated antifungal as well as antibacterial properties against a wide range of molds, yeasts, and microorganisms such as E. coli, Pseudomonas, and Staphylococcus. Traditionally, jatoba is used to increase stamina. It has none of the side effects of caffeine or ephedra. Clinicians are discovering that it is useful in cases of cystitis and prostatitis, often not for the reasons thought: these conditions may be associated with fungal infections. Jatoba is non-toxic, but it has a blood sugar lowering effect and should be monitored with patients with blood sugar regulation issues.

Alcohol: none

Contents: extract of Hymenaea courbaril bark in vegetable glycerin and distilled water.

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Jergon Sacha Extract, 2 oz.

Used for viruses, such as HIV and hepatitis C, as well as venomous bites.

Alcohol: 44-46%

Contents: Extract of Dracontium loretense in grain alcohol and distilled water.

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Jergon Sacha Extract, 8 oz.

Used for viruses, such as HIV and hepatitis C, as well as venomous bites.

Alcohol: 44-46%

Contents: Extract of Dracontium loretense in grain alcohol and distilled water.

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Maca Extract, 2 oz.

Maca is a cruciferous vegetable that is consumed mainly for its roots which are something like turnips or radishes. The roots are a staple of the Incan diet and regarded as a super food. Maca is renowned for its quick acting stamina boosting power. Herbalists consider the root to be a superb adaptogen. Maca grows in extremely high elevations and is cultivated without chemicals. It contains at least 55 phytonutrients, including hormonal precursors. It works predominantly on the adrenals and secondarily on the reproductive system. Many people use it to power up before long drives or enhance performance. It is non-addictive and helps to normalize pathogenic states. It is considered to be a nutrient for the entire endocrine system and has a high mineral count. Maca is contraindicated for individuals that have a history of estrogen positive cancer.

Alcohol: 40%

Contents: Lepidium meyenii root in Distilled Water, Organic Alcohol, and Vegetable Gycerin.

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Pau d'Arco Herbal Extract. 2 oz.

Pau d'Arco Extract, 2 oz.

Pau d'arco is one of the most well known South American herbs. It has a reputation for having anti-cancer, antimicrobial, and antifungal properties. It is also used to purify the blood and regulate blood sugar. Like many herbs with ethnobotanical traditions strongly suggestive of antitumoral properties, pau d'arco seems to benefit some patients more than others. It is widely believed to work better with patients with elevated levels of Candida albicans.

The earliest modern studies of pau d'arco were published by Dr. Theodore Meyer who successfully used it to cure very advanced cancers, especially leukemia. Some of his findings were questioned by those who attempted to attribute all results to a single compound. As with most herbs, the whole herb often protects against toxicity of the strongest chemical constituent, in this case, lapachol. In clinical trials, low doses stimulate immunity whereas higher doses reduce inflammation often associated with stimulation. As might be expected of an herb with antifungal properties, it helps to reduce allergic reactions.

Alcohol: 40%

Contents: extract of Tabebuia_impetiginosa bark in distilled water, organic grain alcohol, and pure vegetable glycerin.

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Stone Breaker Extract, 2 oz.

Phyllanthus amarus in known in South America as "chanca piedra" or breaker of stones. There, it is used mainly for kidney stones but also for gall stones and many other disorders ranging from malaria to liver cancer. In Ayurvedic medicine Phyllanthus amarus is known as bhumi amalaki. It is revered as a major detoxifying and liver rejuvenative herb. It is recommended that it be used in small amounts over a long period of time. Modern studies support traditional uses and suggest that Phyllanthus amarus prevents mutation of liver cells when exposed to carcinogens.

Alcohol: 39-41%

Contents: Phyllanthus amarus leaf extract, 1:3, in Distilled Water, Organic Alcohol, and Vegetable Glycerin.

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Suma Extract, 2 oz.

Traditionally, suma has been used somewhat like maca to increase stamina, including male libido, but it was introduced to North America for its gynecological benefits, hailed as an adaptogen, i.e., an herb that improves coping margins when dealing with stress. The roots are very high in amino acids, trace minerals, and vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, and E.

Alcohol: 40%

Contents: 1.5 extract of Pfaffia paniculata root in distilled water, 39-41% organic cane alcohol, and vegetable glycerin.

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Poulsbo, Washington

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