Samambaia Powder  Polypodium sp
The plant historically has been used by the indigenous peoples of Honduras for malignant tumors, rheumatoid arthritis, and psoriasis. In the Amazon rainforest a maceration of the rhizome is used for fever; grated fresh, it is made into a tea for whooping cough and kidney problems. The Boras Indians (in the Peruvian Amazon) prepare the leaves in a drink for coughs.
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Remo Caspi Powder  Aspidosperma excelsum
In Brazilian herbal medicine systems, remo caspi is considered a carminative (expels intestinal gas) and a digestive aid. It is also used for bronchitis, inflammation, fevers, diabetes, cancer, and malaria. In herbal medicine in Peru, the root bark is considered an aphrodisiac, vasodilator, antiseptic, antimicrobial, and cicatrizant (causes wounds to scab) and it is used for malaria, high blood pressure and bronchitis.
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Matico Powder  Piper aduncum
In herbal medicine systems in South America, matico is quite well known and respected for wound healing as well a numerous other conditions. It is widely used as a remedy for all types of digestive disorders such as stomachaches, vomiting, dyspepsia, diarrhea, gastric ulcers, intestinal gas and even stomach cancer. It is also considered an excellent genitourinary tonic and used for kidney stones, urinary tract infections, cystitis, urethritis, leucorrhea, vaginitis, and various venereal diseases such as gonorrhea and trichomonas. In addition, it is also employed for various upper respiratory conditions such as bronchitis, pulmonary hemorrhages, pleurisy, pneumonia, colds and flu, and tonsilitis and sore throats.
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Jergon Sacha Powder  Dracontium loretense
Indian tribes in Guyana also employ it as an antidote for stingray wounds, spider bites, and for poison dart and arrow wounds (where the poison, called curare, is prepared with poisonous plant and animal parts, including snake and/or frog venom). Other Indian cultures believe that beating the legs and feet with the leaves and/or stems of jergón sacha will prevent snakes from biting them.
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Jatoba Powder  Hymenaea courbaril
The bark was described by Dr. J. Monteiro Silva who recommended it for diarrhea, dysentery, general fatigue, intestinal gas, dyspepsia, hematuria, bladder problems, and hemoptysis (coughing blood from the lungs). The resin was recommended for all types of upper respiratory and cardiopulmonary problems.
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Huanarpo Macho Powder  Jatropha macrantha
Huanarpo macho is considered aphrodisiac, anti-asthmatic, anti-diabetic, antitussive, anti-ulcerous, and nervine. It is widely used to restore male sexual potency, for premature ejaculation, erectile dysfunction, and as a male sexual tonic and aphrodisiac. It has recently been called "Peruvian Viagra" in various marketing programs and is as popular in Peru as a male aphrodisiac as muira puama is in Brazil for the same purpose.
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Guaco Powder  Mikania guaco
In Brazil, guaco is well known and well regarded as an effective natural bronchodilator, expectorant and cough suppressant employed for all types of upper respiratory problems including bronchitis, pleurisy, colds and flu, coughs, and asthma; as well as for sore throats, laryngitis, and fever.
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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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Culen Powder  Otholobium glandulosum Psoralea glandulosa
Culen is used in Bolivia as an emmenagogue with the leaves brewed into a tea to balance menstrual cycles and for various female complaints. In Brazil, the leaf tea (infusion) is considered to be antiasthmatic, antidiabetic, diaphoretic, emollient and vulnerary. In herbal medicine systems in Chile culen is used as an as an anti-inflammatory, anthelmintic, appetitive, bronchodilator, carminative, diaphoretic, emetic, emollient, febrifuge, purgative, stomachic, and vulnerary. It is often relied on for enteritis, digestive disorders, hemorrhoids, intestinal worms, skin problems, syphilis, and wounds.
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Ayapana Powder  Ayapana triplinervis
Take the leaf and stem of the plant internally for colic, stomach pain, edema, and as a depurative. They prepare a paste of the leaves to use externally on wounds and hemorrhages. For internal hemorrhages, snake bite and vomiting they juice the leaves and drink it internally.
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Avenca Powder  Adiantum capillus-veneris
Used as an infusion or syrup and use it as a diuretic, as an expectorant and to calm coughs, to promote perspiration and menstruation, and to treat urinary disorders, colds, rheumatism, heartburn, gallstones, alopecia (hair loss), and sour stomach.
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Ajos Sacha Powder  Mansoa alliacea
Ajos Sacha is traditionally used for coughs, colds, flu, pneumonia and upper respiratory conditions.
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