Vassourinha Powder  Scoparia dulcis
The Tikuna Indians make a decoction for washing wounds, and women drink the same decoction for three days each month during menstruation as a contraceptive and/or to induce abortions. In the rainforests of Guyana, indigenous tribes use a leaf decoction as an antiseptic wash for wounds, as an anti-nausea aid for infants, as a soothing bath to treat fever, and in poultices for migraine headaches.
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Stevia Powder  Stevia rebaudiana
For hundreds of years, indigenous peoples in Brazil and Paraguay have used the leaves of stevia as a sweetener. For information purposes only. We do not supply this herb.
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Quinine Powder  Cinchona succirubra
Cinchona, or quinine bark, is one of the rainforest's most famous plants and most important discoveries. Legend has it that the name cinchona came from the countess of Chinchon, the wife of a Peruvian viceroy, who was cured of a malarial type of fever by using the bark of the cinchona tree in 1638.
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Picão Preto Powder  Bidens pilosa
Peruvian Amazon picão preto is used for aftosa (foot-and-mouth disease), angina, diabetes, menstrual disorders, hepatitis, laryngitis, intestinal worms and for internal and external inflammations. In Piura region of Peru, a decoction of the roots is used for alcoholic hepatitis and worms.
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Mutamba Powder  Guazuma ulmifolia
Researchers have determined that mutamba bark is a rich source of this natural chemical compound. Other independent research indicates that procyanidin B-2 also has antitumorous and anticancerous effects (even against melanoma) as well as lowers blood pressure and protects the kidneys. The bark also contains a chemical called kaurenoic acid which has been documented with antibacterial and antifungal properties in many studies over the years.
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Guaraná Powder  Paullinia cupana
The rainforest tribes have used guaraná mainly as a stimulant and as an astringent (drying agent) for treating chronic diarrhea.
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Embauba Powder  Cecropia peltata
Indian tribes in the Amazon use embauba for its anti-inflammatory properties-typically for rheumatic, kidney and lung inflammations. The leaf is made into a tea and used widely for asthma and other upper respiratory complaints, as well as for diabetes.
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Chá de Bugre Powder  Cordia salicifolia
It has long been a popular weight loss product which has been marketed as a diuretic, appetite suppressant, and believed to help prevent or reduce fatty deposits and cellulite. Several years ago an enterprising Brazilian company re-launched a chá de bugre weight loss product calling it by its Indian name, porangaba and market demand in Brazil has been fierce ever since.
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Brazilian Peppertree Powder  Schinus molle
In the Brazilian Amazon, a bark tea is used as a laxative, and a bark-and-leaf tea is used as a stimulant and antidepressant. In Argentina, a decoction is made with the dried leaves and is taken for menstrual disorders and is also used for respiratory and urinary tract infections and disorders.
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Brazilian Peppertree    DISCONTINUED, INFO ONLY
Mainly used for respiratory problems. But it's also used for many conditions in the tropics, including menstrual disorders, bronchitis, gingivitis, gonorrhea, gout, eye infections, rheumatism, sores, swellings, tuberculosis, ulcers, urethritis, urogenital disorders, venereal diseases, warts, and wounds.
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