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Amazonian Herbs & Healing Rainforests

Updated on April 28, 2014
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Amazonian Herbs & Healing Rainforests

The Amazon River and neighboring countries including Brazil, Bolivia, Ecuador, Columbia, Venezuela, Guyana, Peru, and Suriname are some of the most potent healing bearing lands of fruits, plants, herbs, spices, and roots in the world. The fertile grounds of the rainforests and Amazon basin produce the most potent natural healing properties on this planet. The ecosystems and vegetation are immense and the most amazing species of plants, trees, and shrubbery that cannot be found anywhere else on the planet.

The Amazon Basin was formed millions of years ago from runoff along the Savanna, Andes and Congo. Waters that ran together and formed the Amazon River ten million years ago, it is where the atoms of waters split to produce the Oxygen we breathe in the Americas. The Oxygen rich environment of the Amazon intoxicates as one walks along the forest rich environment and it energizes the body in a way that no other place on earth can. The sheer magnitude of the oxygen-rich environment and the healing properties that this amazing and phenomenal wonder produces is highly extraordinary and far beyond what we could have ever imagined the needs of the human reliance on it; especially here in the Americas. So lush and breathtaking is the Amazon that every shade of green imaginable is here under its immense natural wonder of canopies of trees, plants, and shrubbery. There are approximately 300 to 400 different plants in the rainforest.

The Amazon River is the most voluminous river on Earth (http://rainforests.mongabay.com/amazon/). The Amazon stretches to 300 miles wide and is 5,787,037 cubic feet, which is a lot of water. The fresh-waters of the Amazon flow out to the Atlantic Sea into salt water.

The Amazon Rainforest is home to the world’s largest tropical rainforest and its vegetation and tree diversity (some 16,000 different species); along with animals and ecosystems are the most diverse and amazing on earth.

The Amazonian Shaman’s or “Medicine Man,” was and still considered the White Witch Herbalist or Phytochemist, also called “Curanderos.”. The Amazonian tribes retreated into the forests and neighboring countries along the Amazon River and basin to escape the insurgence of the European and French invasion of westerner’s and still live in and out of the uninhabited areas of the region. The Shaman or Medicine Man was literally the religious and hierarchical consciousness of the Amazonian people who would engage the organic and inorganic substances from the tops of trees, plants, and the roots that lie underground in this fertile canopy of trees, plants, and shrubs.

The Shaman was the restorer of balance and was considered the healer of spirit, soul, and natural embodiment of the body. It was the Shaman that retrieved and mixed the mosaic of herbs, spices, plants, roots, and bark from trees to produce herbal concoctions that healed their people and tribes. The ingenious people of the Amazon relied on the Shamans unconditionally to aid them in both the natural and supernatural realms.

There is a vine called “Cat’s Claw” that grows in the rainforests in Peru and European medical teams have produced drugs that help in the fight against cancer although it is very expensive in Europe there are drugs produced less expensively. It is a natural product or supplements that aide in the fight against cancer (http://www.herbs2000.com/herbs/herbs_cats_claw.htm).


Cat’s Claw

Cat’s Claw is a vine that grows in the rainforest of the Amazon jungles and off the coast of South America. It is a vine that blooms starbursts of purplish-pink flowers with thin short plumes’ leaves. It is one of the most potent health-restorative natural healing vines in the Americas. This vine is potent in restoring the immune-deficiency in the human body.

The Ashaninka Indians of Peru use and engage this herb for many remedies as an alternative to traditional medicine for disorders like Cancer, Leukemia, Alzheimer’s Disease, Diabetes, Infections, HIV, Arthritis, Asthma, and ulcers. It is also an anti-inflammatory and aids in constipation and diarrhea. There is quantitative and qualitative data from clinical studies that confirm the positive effects of this alternate medicine. It has also been used in clinical trials involving brain tumors and has aided in the remission of tumors.

Gaviola

Is a mixture of herbs and botanicals that aid in stimulating the circulation of blood and lymphatic circulation where it protects against the free radicals in the human body. It may also prevent abnormal cell growth.

Camu Gold

Aids in producing energy in the human body. It is derived from the


Fiberzon

Is an herb and Rubarb root that stimulates the intestinal tract to cleanse and eliminate unwanted toxins from the body, cleaning out the liver and kidneys.

References

Retrieved from the Internet

http://www.leslietaylor.net/herbal/herbal.htm

http://rainforests.mongabay.com/amazon/

http://www.rainforestherb.com/

http://jimersons.us/seneca.htm

http://www.herbs2000.com

http://www.merriam-webster.com (free dictionary online)

http://www.dictionary.reference.com/browse/Roots?s=t

http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/seneca-tribe.htm

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      Chuchuhuasi from Amazonia 

      3 years ago

      Most used herb of Western Amazon rainforest is called (among other names) chuchuhuasi. Traditionally chuchuhuasi is used by millions of Amazon rain forest inhabitants to relieve pain and inflammation, to treat arthritis, rheumatism and back pain, to restore vigor after a debilitating disease, as a general tonic, and for relieving menstrual pain and enhancing libido, to stimulate immune system, and as excellent insect repellent.

      Chuchuhuasi is pretty close to an all-in-one remedy. Check it out here: http://chuchuhuasi-store.com/. In late 90’s American researches were studying its healing effects on arthritis and anti-inflammatory properties. Scientists discovered that some alkaloids in chuchuhuasi extract could successfully inhibit formation of protein kinase C (PKC). PKC inhibitors have high reputation, as it is known that excess of PKC enzyme in body can cause wide spectrum of illnesses including arthritis, asthma, brain tumors, cancer and cardiovascular illnesses.

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