Gnetum Africanum Powder Information
Scientific Name: Gnetum africanum
Alternative Names: African jointfir, Koko, M’fumbua, Ukase, Afang, Fumbua, Okok, Eru
Common Name: Eru, Afang, African jointfir
Countries of Origin: Nigeria, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, and most of Tropical Africa
Components: Proteins, antioxidants, amino acids, leucine, cysteine, glutamic acid, histidine, aspartic acid, dietary iodine
Gnetum Africanum Benefits
Also commonly called afang or eru, Gnetum africanum is a wild vine with lots of nutritious value and health-boosting compounds. Though it is technically not a domesticated or cultivated plant, its potential as a subsistence food for health and nutrients has led it to be wild foraged in its native habitat and purposefully cultivated as a nourishing potherb and vegetable.
Even more convenient than its value as a cooked vegetable is its use as a powdered phytocompound- and nutrient-rich supplement. Since Gnetum africanum was traditionally used in soups and stews, the powder can also be mixed and consumed in these food preparations. In traditional folk healing, the herb was used to abate nausea, soothe sore throats, cut down on inflammatory pain, and support women’s health. It was also used for helping expel parasites.
Ingredients: Wild harvested Gnetum africanum
Parts Used: Leaves, stems, roots
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 a 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.