Chuchuhuasi is a tree species native to the Amazon forest. It is scientifically called Maytenus krukovii. The bark, root, and leaf are used to make medicine. Chuchuhuasi is commonly used for its effects on symptoms of arthritis and rheumatism, and back pain. It is also famously used to boost energy and to help with women’s health and pain issues.
- Scientific Name: Maytenus krukovii
- Alternative Names: Chucchu Huashu, Chocha huasha, Chuchuasi, Chuchasha, Chuchuwasha, Chuchuhuasca
- Common Name: Chuchuhuasi, chuchuhuasha
- Country Of Origin: Peru
- Ingredients: Wild harvested Chuchuhuasi
- Parts Used: root, bark
Chuchuhuasi is believed to help relieve symptoms related to body physical stress and pain such as arthritis, rheumatism, and women’s pain issues. Chuchuhuasi is also high in antioxidant content, which can help prevent disease and support inflammation, chronic illness, immunity, and more.
The bark of Maytenus krukovii is known to contain many plant compounds and phytochemicals that are already established to be very therapeutic— such as tannins, pyridine alkaloids, triterpenes, sesquiterpenes, and many others. Compounds like these in many plants such as Chuchuhuasi have shown benefits to cancer prevention, cancer support, anti-tumor, and anti-mutagenic properties.