Anamu

Historical uses:

¨ Antiparasitic

¨ Analgesic (painreliever)

¨ Anti-inflammatory (arthritis, gastritis)

¨ Blood and vascular diseases

¨ Immune system (Protects mice against lethal effects of E.coli)

¨ Inhibits cell division (mitosis, cancer)

¨ Increases thymus gland weight

¨ Increases white blood cell activity

¨ Treatment of hip and knee osteoarthritis

¨ Reduces clumping of blood platelets

¨ Lowers blood sugar by 60 percent in fasted animals

¨ Inhibits fertilization in rats (don’t use if contemplating or during pregnancy)

Ingredients:

· Tannins

· Polyphenols

· Senfols

· Benzyl-2-hydroxyethyl-trisulfide

Anamu grows in South America, Caribbean, Florida, Texas, Sri Lanka. The particular species used by NSP comes from Peru, due it it’s very high quality. It contains flavonoid compounds and sulfur compounds. The medicinal name is “Mucura hembra”. Many other species are available, but do not contain the desired ingredients.

References:

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Guerra, M. de O., et al. Acta Amazonica, (Suppl.) 18: 129-134 (1988).