Chuchuhuasi Powder


Chuchuhuasi, pronounced “choo-choo-wah-see.” Translated from the native tongue, chuchuhuasi powdered bark means “trembling back” because of its reputation for helping back pain and similar issues.

For hundreds (if not thousands) of years, Maytenus Aelivis powdered bark has been used ceremonially and medicinally by shamans, medicine men, vegetalistas, curanderos, yerberos, and herbalists in the Amazon rainforest, a medicinal plant-rich region of the world rightfully called “the medicine cabinet of the world.” It has been known sometimes to be mixed with ayahuasca during these powerful spiritual and mind-opening native ceremonies.

Considered an incredible “heal all,” natives of the South American jungles have taken the bark of this tree as a staple tonic every day, which helps to keep health vigorous and strong. Most notable are its powers to boost energy and to help with women’s health and pain issues.

The bark is prepared either as a strong tea or decoction and sometimes as a tincture. Nowadays, it is most commonly found as a powder or supplement— and despite its incredible reputation in its homeland for many curative properties, it has yet to gain popularity up here in the United States! On the other hand, some form of preparation can be found in almost all markets throughout its South American homeland.

Be one of the few to try it! Experience a stunning natural remedy that is said to bolster and support every aspect of health— including mind, body, and spirit.

According to tradition, use chuchuhuasi for supporting:

  • Adaptogen effects
  • Menstruation and cramps
  • Pain and inflammation
  • Back pain
  • Weakness, illness, and debilitation
  • General tonic
  • Fighting infection
  • Colds, flu, viral illnesses
  • Reducing cancer risk
  • Immune system function
  • Arthritis
  • Digestive irregularity (constipation and diarrhea)
  • Post-natal care in women
  • Speeding healing of broken bones
  • Boosting nutritive antioxidants

Since chuchuhausi is still a relatively unknown remedy in the Western world, there aren’t too many scientific studies or research papers. However, we have thousands of years of shaman’s experiences to learn from about this spectacular medicinal tree.

That said, the bark 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 have shown benefits to cancer prevention, cancer support, anti-tumor, and anti-mutagenic properties— and some people have applied and used chuchuhuasi as a topical ointment for skin cancer.

Chuchuhuasi is also high in antioxidant content, which can help prevent disease and support inflammation, chronic illness, immunity, and more.


Origin: Peru

Ingredients: Wild harvested Chuchuhuasi

Parts Used: Bark

Forms: Two ounces of powder or 60 vegetable capsules (550-600 mg).


How to use:

Powder: Take 1/2 tsp of dried powder in an 8 oz. glass of favorite juice or smoothie once a day.

Capsules: Take 1 capsule 2 times a day with water or favorite beverage.


The gel caps we use are Vegicaps (vegetable) and are all-natural. No Animal By-Products, Starch Free, Wheat Free, Dairy Free, Preservative Free, Ethylene Oxide, and Sulfite FREE!

Legal Information: The Food and Drug Administration has not evaluated these statements. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


Capsule (s) 60 Vegicaps, Powdered (2oz)


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