Sunday, July 17, 2011

Chuchuhuasi - Monograph

Common Name – Chuchuhuasi

Botanical Name – Maytenus Krukovit

Parts Used – Bark

Active Constituents – Anthocyanidins, catechin, maytensine, nocotinyl, sesquiterpenes, triterpenes, tannins

So what is Chuchuhuasi good for?

Therapeutic Properties – anti-inflammatory, immune stimulant

Chuchuhuasi may be useful in regulating menstrual cycles

Chuchuhuasi is useful in treating rheumatism, arthritis, back pain and muscle spasms.

Chuchuhuasi is good for treating fever, skin tumors, bronchitis and diarrhea.


Tea form – one cup three times a day in between meals

How do you make Chuchuhuasi tea?

Boil one table spoon of dry herb in one liter of water for ten minutes, strain out the used herb and let cool before drinking.


Chuchuhuasi should not be taken by pregnant or nursing women

Research articles with links

Antimutagenic, antioxidant and antimicrobial properties of Maytenus krukovii bark

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