Gnetum Africanum Powder



In traditional folk healing, Gnetum africanum was used to abate nausea, soothe sore throats, cut down on inflammatory pain, and support women’s health. It was also used to help expel parasites.

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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.


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



Origin: Africa

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 your 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.

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Powdered (2oz)


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