Anamú (Petiveria alliacea) grows primarily in Peru, Brazil, Cuba and the southeastern United States. Folk use suggests that people with compromised immune systems may benefit from the immune-supporting properties of the anamú leaf. Historically, the leaf powder has also been used to provide support for the structural system, specifically the joints.
It has been used as a remedy to expel parasites, as an analgesic (pain-relieving) and as an anti-inflammatory, particularly for arthritis and gastritis. Amazonian native people groups have also used this herb for blood and vascular benefits.
Anamu has a long history in herbal medicine in all of the tropical countries where it grows. It is commonly used in big cities and towns in South and Central America as a natural remedy to support the immune system. Throughout Central America, Anamu is used by women to relieve birthing pains and facilitate easy childbirth. In Guatemalan herbal medicine, a tea is made from the leaves and drank for digestive ailments. Externally they apply it for muscular pain and for skin problems.
Uses: Restorative, anti-rheumatic, soothes bone & joint discomforts; promotes joint mobility; herbal antioxidant – fights free radical cell damage; immune system health; eases muscle spasm; gently calms nerves, insect repellent.
Traditional healers in countries such as Mexico, Brazil, Peru and the Caribbean respect Anamu for its powerful properties. Current research shows the rainforest root is a potent cell protector and helps balance the body’s inflammatory response.
According to the medicinal plants database for the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, anamu’s leaves contain polysulphides that exhibit antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal properties.
Suggested Usage: Use 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of powder for each cup of water twice daily. Pour boiling water over herb in cup and allow to steep 10 minutes and strain. Take 2-6 capsules (450mg) per day.
Do not use while pregnant and always consult a doctor before attempting any herbal self-treatment.
NOTICE: Drug Interactions: None published. Due to it’s natural coumarin content, however, it is conceivable that it might potentiate the effects of coumadin (Warfarin®).
Anamu contains a low concentration of coumarin, which has a blood thinning effect. People with blood disorders, such as hemophilia, should be monitored closely for this possible effect.
This plant has been shown to have hypoglycemic effects in mice. People with hypoglycemia should be monitored more closely for this possible effect.
Botanical Name: Petiveria Alliacea
aka: Indigenous Names: Mucura, apacin, apacina, apazote de zorro, aposin, ave, aveterinaryte, calauchin, chasser vermine, congo root, douvant-douvant, emeruaiuma, garlic weed, guinea henweed, guine, guinea, guinea hen leaf, gully root, herbe aux poules, hierba de las gallinitas, huevo de gato, kojo root, kuan, kudjuruk, lemtewei, lemuru, mal pouri, mapurit, mapurite, mucura-caa, mucura, mucuracáa, ocano, payche, pipi, tipi, verbena hedionda, verveine puante, zorrillo
Origin: Leaf Powder: Brazil; Root Cut & Sifted: Peru
Notes: Kosher Certified. Not-irradiated or treated with ETO. Non-GMO. No known alllergens
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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