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Friday, 01 February 2013 00:00
The Chanca Piedra (Phyllantus niruri) is an annual herb with 30 to 40 centimeters tall. It is native to our Amazon rainforest and other tropical areas around the world like Bahamas, India and China, where it grows freely much like a weed. The name of the plant (Stone crusher) takes place in its proven effectiveness to remove kidney stones and gallstones, evidenced by generations of indigenous Amazonian Peru and Brazil, where the grass is also known as "stone-crusher". In addition to the properties mentioned above, the plant is used by natives to treat other diseases, including gonorrhea, diabetes, malaria, dysentery, influenza, jaundice, vaginitis, dyspepsia, fever, cramps and even tumors.
Friday, 25 January 2013 00:00
The Huanarpo Male (Jatropha macanthra) is a leafy tree 10 to 12 feet high with beautiful red flowers. It is native to Peru and can be found in abundance in the valley of the Marañón River in the Amazon and in the department of Puno. It is said that this plant follows what is called the doctrine of signatures, which is based on, which by the way, the name, color or some attribute of a plant species, this has a healing property associated with that attribute. From this, Huanarpo male gets its properties as a male sexual enhancer, due to the shape of the stems and branches of the young plant, similar to the male reproductive member.
Tuesday, 15 January 2013 15:56
There is a tree that emits penetrating and pleasant odors when its wood is burned; this enhances and balances the energy of the places, people and things, fostering a versatile and sublime environment that encourages spiritual and material abundance. This tree is the Palo Santo (Bursera graveolens), known since ancient times and used as material for worship and praise by shamans and priests in temples. The Spanish called it "Palo Santo" (Holy Wood) centuries ago recognizing its holiness and since then continues to fascinate those who come to know and feel it.
Friday, 28 December 2012 14:57
Many people believe that Stevias resemble. However, there are many differences between them. The sweet taste of Stevia depends fundamentally on a set of geographical conditions such as soil, climate, altitude and especially the variety.To compare and describe a Stevia is necessary to take into account two important aspects:
Friday, 23 November 2012 00:00
Hercampuri is a herbaceous plant and its name in Quechua means "he who walks from village to village." It has a small dark brown Stem and branching dichotomy. Its leaves are dark green and its flower is lilac. Hercampuri's fruit is a capsule with a large number of seeds. The Hercampuri inhabits Andean regions between 3500-4300 m.a.s.l. in frigid zone and high plateaus. In Peru, it is located in the regions of Puno, Cuzco, Cerro de Pasco, Ayacucho, Cajamarca and Amazonas.
Friday, 09 November 2012 00:00
Yacon is a tuber like potato, but they differ in that yacon does not have starch and its main components are water, inulin and fructooligosaccharides (FOS). Yacon is very juicy with a pleasant sweetness that it seems to be eating a watermelon. It is known since ancient times, explorer Bernabé Cobo in 1633 wrote, --"It is a fruit that lasts several days after harvesting, without fail, on the contrary it becomes more enjoyable."
Friday, 19 October 2012 00:00
Cat's claw is called the "miracle herb" and herbalists claim that it is the most powerful herbal product due to its high concentrations of alkaloids. For its antimutagenic properties, cat's claw can be used as preventative medicine to prevent cancer. Cat's claw is a climbing vine over 40mt. long and 20mt. in height and 20cm. in diameter with a brown bark. It grows in the Amazon and is always used by the Ashaninkas.
Friday, 21 September 2012 00:00
In our Amazon we can find the best pharmacy provided by nature and no side effects or contraindications. A tree called Croton or Dragon's Blood or Sangre de Grado or Palo Sangriento grows there. We have the first references of this Sangre de Grado tree from the Spanish explorer and naturalist J. Bernabé Cobo when he was travelling on American soil in 1600.
Friday, 24 August 2012 00:00
"Let's get rid of toxins from our body, let's feed itproperly and the health miracle will be performed"Arbuthnot Lan TRADITIONAL USES Our ancient civilizations have used plant resources from their environment for food, medicine, dyes, seasonings, etc. Sacha Inchi is one of many plant species that Peru has.
Friday, 03 August 2012 00:00
Purple corn grows in the Andes of Peru at 3000 m.a.s.l., the fruit is having a deep purple and intense coloration and this variety was originated from the species called "Kculli". It is known since pre-Inca time and it has been represented in different ceramic objects from the Mochica culture. Today, a drink and a highly prized and consumed porridge are well-known for their healing and nourishing properties, we are talking about chicha morada (purple corn beverage) and mazamorra morada (purple corn pudding), which are not only appreciated for being very popular delicacies but also for its nutraceutical content. Grain and cob contains:
Friday, 20 July 2012 00:00
Wonderful maca grows in the most rugged and cold areas of the Andean region, it is considered since the ancient times as a gift from the gods for its qualities as a revitalizing, energizing and natural relaxing. It is also known as Peruvian gingseng because of its high nutritional value. Maca is a herbaceous plant that is adapted to very cold environmental conditions, it grows in the Puna or Jalca region of the Andes up to 4400 m.a.s.l., where perhaps other crop could not succeed, that is why its culture is an annual or bienal one.
Friday, 06 July 2012 00:00
Lucuma is known in the Peruvian Andes and it is compared to a proud woman, it is a sensual shaped fruit and it has a woman's breast like appearance. It is also known under the name "lugma" or "meco" or "mamón" and it is a beautiful and delicious fruit having a yellow-orange pulp, starchy, dry and very sweet taste, coming from the Lucumo tree (Pouteria lucuma) of the Sapotaceae family, and it grows in the Andean valleys (1.000 to 3.000 masl) in Peru.
Friday, 22 June 2012 00:00
Anona Muricata is also known as soursop in our country, is a small tree that belongs to the Annonaceae family, of the Annona genus. It is a small tree (8-10 m in height), growing cultivated in almost all tropical America. Soursop is fleshy fruits of 15-20 cm long, with very pleasant taste and it is industrialized in the preparation of juices, nectars, jams, ice creams etc. Soursop or Graviola is a complete tree, not only appreciated for the taste and freshness of its fruit but also for its healing properties being present in the leaves, stems, roots and seeds, having characteristics such as antiseptic, antibacterial, vasodilator, hypotensive and sedative.
Friday, 08 June 2012 00:00
Copaiba is also well known with other names like "aceite de palo", "arbol de aceite", "copai" or "copaibi". It is a tree of splendid size used by the American native Indians to treat some diseases, since ever it was specially used by native shamans to treat sexually transmitted diseases.
Friday, 25 May 2012 00:00
Aguaje is an exotic fruit from the Peruvian Amazon, with a pleasant bittersweet taste; it was created by God to bless the woman, due to the high content of phytoestrogens, and vitamin E. It was named by Alexander Von Humboldt as the "tree of life" for being a nutritious fruit rich in vitamins A, E and C and minerals like calcium, and it is used as an effective vitamin supplement for kids. The high phytoestrogen content of Aguaje has "supported" the belief that Amazonian women owe their curvaceous hips to this fruit.
Friday, 11 May 2012 00:00
Achiote is a native plant from tropical America, where the rainfall reaches over 1800mm/year. Probably from southwestern Amazonia, extending from Mexico to Brazil, and of course, Peru. Its name derives from the word "achiotl" own of the native Mexican languages. Its scientific name Bixa orellana owes to itself the explorer Francisco de Orellana, discoverer of the Amazon river. The term Bixa comes from "Bija", which is a wine done based on this one plant for the native communities of Colombia.