Amazon Therapeutic Labs Cha de Bugre Bulk Herb Whole Leaf 1lb.


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Cha de Bugre Cordia salicifolia

Cha de Bugre is well know on the beaches of Brazil as a weight loss aid. It decreases appetite, reduces cellulite, and acts as a diuretic. It is also considered a cardiotonic1 that stimulates circulation. It is a useful antiviral, especially when tested against herpes virus,2 which showed to reduce virus penetration by 99 percent. Scientists also discovered it to have toxic activity against cancer cells, (demonstrating 40 percent inhibition).3 It is also used to relieve coughs, regulate renal function, and, traditionally, is applied externally to heal wounds.4

Laboratory analysis found Cha de Bugre to contain caffeine, potassium, allantoin and allantoic acid. Allantoic Acid is reported to help reduce body fat in people who are overweight and in combination with allantoic acid may explain its impact on cellulite. The berries of Cha de Bugre contain caffeine.

Cautions: Contains natural zanthine like caffeine.

Contraindications: None known.


More About Cha de Bugre:

1. Matsunaga, K., et al. Excitatory and inhibitory effects of paraguayan medicinal plants Equisetum giganteum, Acanthpspermum australe, Allophlus edlis, and Cordia salicifolia on contraction of rabbit aorta and giunea-ig left atrium. Natural Medicines 1997; 51478-481.

2. Antiviral activity of an extract of Cordia salicifolia on herpes simplex virus type 1.
Hayashi K, Hayashi T, Morita N, Niwayama S. Planta Med. 1990 Oct;56(5):439-43.

3. Arisawa, M., et al. Cell growth inhibition of KB Cells by Plant Extract. Natural Medicines 199448(4)338-347.

4. Saito, M. L., et al. Morfodiagnose e identificacao cromatografica em camada delgada de cha de bugre - Cordia ecalyculata Vell.Rev. Bras. Farm. 1986;671-16.

2. Antiviral activity of an extract of Cordia salicifolia on herpes simplex virus type 1.
Hayashi K, Hayashi T, Morita N, Niwayama S.
Department of Virology, Toyama Medical and Pharmaceutical University, Toyama, Japan.
Planta Med. 1990 Oct;56(5):439-43.
A partially purified extract (COL 1-6) from whole plant of Cordia salicifolia showed an inhibitory effect on herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1). The activity of COL 1-6 on different steps of HSV-1 replication in HeLa cells was investigated. Under single-cycle replication conditions, COL 1-6 exerted a greater than 99.9% inhibition in virus yield when added to the cells 3 h or 1.5 h before infection, and even when added 8 h after infection the extract still caused a greater than 99% inhibition. The extract has been shown to have a direct virucidal activity. And also, analysis of early events following infection showed that COL 1-6 affected viral penetration in HeLa cells but did not interfere with adsorption to the cells.
PMID1963951 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

5. Amazon Medicines of Brazil, Columbia, Bolivia, Peru and Ecuador
by J. River Jones,
Amazon Therapeutic Laboratories, unpublished field journals 1994-2005.

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Manufacturer Amazon Therapeutic Labs
Product Type Herb Dry
Volume 1lb.

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