Amazon Therapeutics Chu Chu Huasi Bulk Herb Powder 1 lb.




Anti-Inflammatory Back Pain Relief Herb
Organic No Animal Testing Non Irradiated. No Irradiation. Vegetarian

Product Description - Amazon Therapeutics Chu Chu Huasi Bulk Herb Powder 1 lb.

Hoxsey Red Clover Burdock Plus Blood Cleansing Herbal Formula

Chu Chu Huasi Maytenus macrocarpa (Celastracae)

The native tribes of the Amazon rainforest have been using the bark of Chu Chu Huasi therapeutically for many centuries. Its Peruvian name, Chu Chu Huasi, means “trembling back,” which refers to its long-standing use to assist with back pain. One of the top amazon traditional botanicals, it is particularly famous throughout the western Amazon Basin where it is semi cultivated near villages, or wildcrafted. Well noted as a liquid extract with fast-acting general analgesic, anti-inflammatory and muscle relaxing properties, derived from the powerful bark thi great tree yields. Considered a fine, all purpose anti-inflammatory and anti-rheumatic, it also shows some minor antitumoral and anticancer properties in trials. One study suggest use for patients with skin cancer3, another5 demonstrated cytotoxicity against lung carcinonoma. The best known of all jungle remedies for its ability to relax muscles quickly4610-20.

In Columbia, the Siona Indians boil Chuchuhuasi bark in water until the decoction reduces to half. This extraction is regarded as a stimulant as well as an aid for relieving aches. In the lowland rain forest of eastern Ecuador, the Quijos Quichua Indians use a decoction of Chu Chu Huasi for general aching. Local healers and Chu-Chu-huasi-fresh-red--barkcuranderos in the Amazon use Chu Chu Huasi as a general tonic, to assist with healing and, when combined with other beneficial plants, as a synergist for many types of ailments. In Peru, it is prepared by macerating root bark and letting it steep for eight days in aguardiente (sugar cane liquor). The resulting infusion is alleged to be an aphrodisiac.

Chu Chu Huasi is a powerhouse of plant chemicals, such as triterpenes, favonols, and sesquiterpene alkaloids. Two of the more well-known alkaloids are mayteine and maytansine.

This Chu Chu Huasi Extract is prepared from the dried bark of the Chu Chu Huasi tree sourced directly from Peru. The bark can also be used to make a tea for consumption.

Suggested Use: Use 15-20 drops mixed with water one to two times daily or as recommended by a practitioner.

Cautions: May increase drowsiness and promote relaxation. Use under care/advice of a medical practitioner. Not intended for long term therapy.

Contraindications: Do not use if driving. Do not use in combination with other muscle relaxing drugs.

Ingredients: 35-40% organic grain alcohol, distilled water, Chu Chu Huasi (Maytenus macrocarpa).


More About Chu Chu Huasi:

1. Genotoxicity of plant extracts.
Vargas VM; Guidobono RR; Henriques JA
Departamento do Meio Ambiente, Secretaria da Saude e Meio Ambiente, Porto Alegre, RS, Brasil.
Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz 86 Suppl 267-70 (1991)

2. Chuchuhuasha - a drug used in folk medicine in the Amazonian and Andean areas. Achemical study of Maytenus laevis.
Gonzalez JG; delle Monache G; delle Monache F; Marini-Bettol GB
J Ethnopharmacol, 51, 1982 Jan, 73-7

3. [First observations on the topical use of Primin, Plumbagin and Maytenin in patients with skin cancer]
Melo AM; Jardim ML; De Santana CF; Lacet Y; Lobo Filho J; De Lima e Ivan Leoncio OG
Rev Inst Antibiot (Recife), 141-2, 1974 Dec, 9-16

4. Pharmacologic and toxicologic effects of two Maytenus species in laboratory animals.
Oliveira MG; Monteiro MG; Macabas C; Barbosa VP; Carlini EA
J Ethnopharmacol, 341, 1991 Aug, 29-41

5. Antitumor agents, 116. Cytotoxic triterpenes from Maytenus diversifolia.
Nozaki H; Matsuura Y; Hirono S; Kasai R; Chang JJ; Lee KH
J Nat Prod, 534, 1990 Jul-Aug, 1039-41

6. Antiulcerogenic effects of two Maytenus species in laboratory animals.
Souza-Formigoni ML; Oliveira MG; Monteiro MG; da Silveira-Filho NG; Braz S; Carlini EA
J Ethnopharmacol, 341, 1991 Aug, 21-7

7. Antiulcerogenic effects of two Maytenus species in laboratory animals.
Vargas VM; Guidobono RR; Henriques JA
Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz, 86 Suppl 2:1991, 67-70

8. Cytotoxic aromatic triterpenes from Maytenus ilicifolia and Maytenus chuchuhuasca.
Shirota O; Morita H; Takeya K; Itokawa H
J Nat Prod, 5712, 1994 Dec, 1675-81

9. Macrocarpins A-D, new cytotoxic nor-triterpenes from Maytenus macrocarpa.

Chavez H, Rodriguez G, Estevez-Braun A, Ravelo AG, Estevez-Reyes R, Gonzalez AG, Fdez-Puente JL, Garcia-Gravalos D.
Instituto Universitario de Bio-Organica Antonio Gonzalez, Universidad de La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain.
Bioorg Med Chem Lett. 2000 Apr 17;10(8):759-62.
PMID10782680 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

10. Sesquiterpene polyol esters from the leaves of maytenus macrocarpa
Chavez H, Callo N, Estevez-Braun A, Ravelo AG, Gonzalez AG.
Instituto Universitario de Bio-Organica Antonio Gonzalez, Universidad de La Laguna, Avenida Astrofisico Fco. Sanchez 2, 38206 Tenerife, Spain.
J Nat Prod. 1999 Nov;62(11):1576-7.
PMID10579879 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

11. Friedelane triterpenoids from Maytenus macrocarpa.
Chavez H, Estevez-Braun A, Ravelo AG, Gonzalez AG.
Instituto Universitario de Bio-Organica, Antonio Gonzalez, Universidad de Laguna, Tenerife, Canary Island, Spain.
J Nat Prod. 1998 Jan;61(1):82-5.
PMID9461656 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

12. New natural sesquiterpenes as modulators of daunomycin resistance in a multidrug-resistant Leishmania tropica line.
Perez-Victoria JM, Tincusi BM, Jimenez IA, Bazzocchi IL, Gupta MP, Castanys S, Gamarro F, Ravelo AG.
Instituto de Parasitologia y Biomedicina Lopez-Neyra, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, Ventanilla, 11, 18001 Granada, Spain.
J Med Chem. 1999 Oct 21;42(21):4388-93.
PMID10543882 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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Manufacturer Amazon Therapeutics
Product Type Powder
Volume 1lb.
Herb Extract Base Alcohol-Free

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