Cryptolepis Sanguinolenta Powder


Cryptolepis is a genus of flowering plants in the family Apocynaceae. It contains numerous species in Africa. The leaves, roots, and other parts of these plants are used as traditional medicine for various ailments, including fever, chills, malaria, coughs, and constipation.

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Cryptolepis sanguinolenta, also known as Sanguinolenta leaves or yellow dye root, is a plant whose species are endemic to the West African and Central African regions. Cryptolepis sanguinolenta powder is mainly used in various formulations for its health benefits. Tribal healers in west Africa have long used it as a powerful remedy for treating malaria, amoebiasis, and fever. The alkaloid from this root’s antispasmodic actions is now recognized as strong as chloroquine. The root extract has been found to kill all P. falciparum, the deadliest of the four species of human malaria parasites, within 72 hours. This root acts against even chloroquine-resistant strains and has higher efficacy than traditional malarial medication.

The fresh aerial parts of Cryptolepis sanguinolenta are used for diarrhea caused by amoebic dysentery, especially in children. It has strong antibacterial functions, so it can be used in amoebic diarrhea and other infections and, in some cases, antibiotic-resistant infections.

It also has anti-inflammatory and analgesic activity and is used to treat pains. The cryptolepine found in this plant works by inhibiting the inflammatory process. It can be used for fevers and colds. This effect and its antibacterial effect are especially beneficial for upper respiratory tract infections like tonsilitis, pharyngitis, and asthma.

Recent research has also led to the discovery of this plant as a potent anticancer agent with promising results. Its component cryptolepine successfully acted on adenocarcinoma (a type of lung carcinoma) and melanoma (skin cancer; one of the most aggressive cancers) and stopped its spread, giving researchers hope. It has some mild to moderate sedative activities as well. Just enough to give you a sense of calm when you have a cup.

Additionally, you can use this powder to keep your blood sugar in check. Cryptolepis sanguinolenta significantly decreases sugar uptake in your blood, so if you have this after a meal, your blood sugar level won’t rise as much!


Like most antimicrobials, it can be toxic in large amounts.


Directions for use: A cup or two of Cryptolepis bark powder two times (daily).


Country of origin: Western Africa: Ghana

Ingredients: Contains 100% pure, organic Cryptolepis bark powder Sourced from Africa. It contains indoquinoline alkaloids, an active antiplasmodial.

Item weight: 1 oz

Parts used: Bark


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.

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Weight 1 oz

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