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Amazonian Roots

Updated on May 6, 2014

Amazonian Roots

Volume 6, Issue 7, May 6, 2014

The Amazonian River and Basin is also called by a different name, two to be exact “the Amazonia” and “the Lungs of Our Planet.” Amazingly it is 20% of the earth’s oxygen is produced by the Amazon Rainforest. This is a major force to be reckoned with.

There are about 1,100 tributaries and it has or may maintain about half of the world’s species with over 500 mammals, 175 lizards, and over 300 other reptile species, along with over one third of the world birds live in Amazonia. This is only the tip of the iceberg and the diversity of life in plants and trees are just as diverse with the Rainforest’s ecosystem and another large part of the ecosystem.

The underground nests and vegetation stimulate growth in all areas of this vast bio-ecological system. The roots are warmed by the highly developed fertile ground they lay in. The ground is enveloped by canopies, plants, and shrubs that are created and birthed from the fertile soil in the forest and basin. The sheer vast varieties of its plants, flowers, trees, and shrubs are amazing. It is a vast green coloring and vegetation wonderland.

Trees grow to 200 feet in height and in their canopies are so dense they filter out the sunlight while still maintaining the humid condition. In the hot tropical sun and the moistness in the air the humidity peaks and it creates a heat that warms up everything underground, as it produces many different nutritious and nutrient rich roots in its vegetation.

The four layer ecosystem community absorbs and decomposes in a rapid and massive ever-changing continuum. The ecosystem changes as dramatically as the animals and birds. Unfortunately, the beautiful and vast Amazonian coastline and forest are also being burned at an alarming rate, and this is cutting off much needed oxygen to the planet.

Muira Puama

Muira Puama is a tree that grows 15 meters in height and produces a petite white flower with medium wide leaves. The flower produces an aroma that is akin to jasmine and the trunk of the tree is shrub-like and grey. This tree produces many remedies that include its stems, seeds, flowers, leaves, and especially its roots to produce herbal teas for therapeutic purposes since the 1920’s.

The Muira Puama is also known as and called the Marapuama, Muira Puama, Potency Wood, and Potenzholz.

The herbal tea’s produced from this tree help with rheumatism and neuromuscular disorders. The teas are also used and engaged for impotence and the shrubs and roots found in the Brazilian Amazon as an aphrodisiac and tonic for sexual impotence. In addition, parts of the plant or tree are used to stimulate appetite, menstrual problems, and viral infections. The bark and roots are especially engaged in the benefits of curing rheumatism and aids in stimulating the central nervous system.


This herbal plant is found along the topical forest along the forest and certain parts of Africa. It grows into a shrub with berries that fall from its thin stems and wide leafed vegetation.

Herbal remedies are mainly produced from its bark but, it is not the only part of this shrub to be used in medicinal remedies although they are mixed with other trees or plants to produce another affect. Shamans often used this shrub in rituals as a hallucinogenic; and the tribes specifically used them for herbal remedies.

The medicinal properties are for osteoarthritis, gout, colds, muscle pains, tumors, diarrhea, and for diabetic purposes, and other diseases.

This produces an affect that aides in blood sugar levels and balance for diabetics and is also used to reduce inflammation. Combined with Cat’s Claw is a powerful tool to combat cancer and diabetes. It also is a powerful anti-tumor, anti-viral, and fungicidal inhibitor.

Acai Berry

This acai palm is a beautiful mosaic of branches that reach up to and in upwards of 25 meters or 80 feet. It bears blue, purple, and green fruits that look like blueberries in bunches on the greyish piney stems. The acai is also known as:

  • Cabbage palm
  • Guasai
  • Hasabis
  • Jicara
  • Manac
  • Naidi
  • Palisade Pine
  • Sake
  • Uassi
  • Wasei
  • Yuyu Chonta

The majority of the medicinal remedies are extracted from the fruit and the pulp, but again everything in this palm is used and that includes the root called, “the manioc” is engaged for medicinal remedies like preventing aging, cancer, cardiovascular ailments, malaria, diabetes, hair loss, jaundice, liver and kidney ailments, and dietary supplementation after dehydrated and pounded down into a flour.

It promotes digestion and also is highly beneficial in eliminating harmful free-radicals and toxins. It prevents the development of cancer cells in its tracks because of the enzymes, and is one if not the most powerful berry on the planet.


Retrieved from the Internet (free dictionary online)

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      Connie S Owens 3 years ago from El Cajon, CA

      The java script is messed up for the poll. Thank you for adding to my list of herbal plants and remedies. As a budding herbalist I am always in search of more remedies and information regarding these remedies. Your article is very helpful. Voted useful and shared on my FB, Twitter, and Pinterest Pages.