Chuchuwasi Tincture

Chuchuwasi Tincture

Product name: Chuchuwasi Tincture
Ingredients: Maytenus macrocarpa, Ethanol, Water
Origin: Peru. Lovingly made Nimbin
Size: 30mL

Availability: 3 in stock


Availability: 3 in stock


Chuchuwasi is the plant Maytenus macrocarpa from the Amazon rainforest. It is used there as an adaptogenic plant that primarily relieves inflammation and relaxes muscles. It is being looked into for use as a herbal aid in the treatment of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid conditions. In other uses it is a type of ‘Ginseng’ like cure all plant that is traditioanally used to boost immunity, improve libido (aphrodisiac qualities), aid digestion and normalise female reproductive conditions.

It is also used as a dieta plant alongside the traditional ayahuasca brew

The bark contains alkaloids, tannins, triterpenes and sesquiterpenes. The pyridine alkaloids which may be responsible for its anti-arthritic effects.

Alcohol extracts are far superior to any other method of extraction. It extracts the most amount of the chemicals compared to any other solvent. It helps the medicine to also diffuse quickly into the bloodstream.

Alcohol is warming and medicine unto itself. To add, it also can esterify vitamins, oils and other medicinal chemicals making them more bioavailable and water soluble.

To be really specific: the amount of alcohol in tinctures is incredibly tiny. Less than you will get from eating a few pieces of bread.

If you are taking 20 drops of a 60 percent alcohol tincture every hour for an acute condition, you will get less than 2ml of alcohol over the course of a day.

If you are taking a general dose of 20 drops three times daily, this is less alcohol than you will get from eating two slices of bread.

If alcohol is a serious problem for you, then consider alternative extracts.

Please store in a cool dark place, out of sunlight, heat & air exposure.

This product has not been evaluated by the TGA for safe internal use. It is sold as a raw botanical product for ethnobotanical research purposes only.


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