Chuchuhuasi is nature’s best hidden gem. The bark has energetic and toning properties, which is why it is recommended as an organic restorative, as well as for its medicinal benefits against rheumatic pain, tumors and bronchopulmonary diseases.

It reduces inflammation and, due to its analgesic properties, relieves low back pain and relaxes the muscles. It fights bone problems and has a beneficial effect on recovery from fractures, sprains or strains. Other medicinal uses of Chuchuhuasi are as an anthelmintic (antiparasitic), as a treatment for female sterility and as a postpartum antihemorrhagic.

Chuchuhuasi is used to treat the following diseases:

  • Bronchitis
  • Arthritis
  • Coughs
  • Bone pains
  • Rheumatism
  • Sexual frigidity
  • Stomach ache
  • Malaria

Chuchuhuasi also has the virtue of acting as a good restorative and after childbirth, because it is a powerful tonic that revitalizes and delivers energy to the body and helps scar tissue to regenerate faster.

Studies have proved that the hydroalcoholic extract of Maytenus macrocarpa (Ruiz & Pav.) has a greater analgesic activity than diclofenac at the therapeutic dose of 75 mg / 70kg. According to the same study, a positive diuretic response has been recorded for the following doses: 250, 500, 750 and a greater effect per 1000 mg / kg of body weight, when compared with a control group and Furosemide. This is why the plant is known to dry up the body.

Its benefits go beyond its health properties. The trunk can also be used as firewood. And when the bark is macerated with alcohol, it can be used in cocktails and other alcoholic beverages. It is believed that the alcoholic extracts of the bark have aphrodisiac properties.

Despite its countless benefits, its use is not recommended for children under 8 years of age, pregnant women, and breastfeeding mothers.

Humanity has become accustomed to find over the counter solutions, be it pharmaceutical or food. Sometimes you just have shift your attention to nature to find the solution to any condition. We have ancestral knowledge with the capacity of healing from within. Are you ready to give Chuchuhuasi a chance?