Traditionally, it is used in chronic rheumatic arthritis and inflamed lymph nodes. Amazonians use this herb paste to treat arthritis pain and gout. They are also known to use it for snakebites and syphilis. It was once called vegetable mercury because of its strong efficacy against syphilis (back then, mercury was used to treat syphilis). It works both in ingested and local application forms.
It acts as an antidepressant, painkiller, and moderate sedative. Because it gives you a sense of calm and clears the mind, shamans and religious practitioners have been using this for decades.
Healers along to amazon river use it to increase urination due to its diuretic property. This helps remove toxins from the body through urine and treats puffiness and water retention. Researchers have found that it can reduce edema by 89.1%, explaining why it is a popular treatment for inflammatory and renal disease. It is also said to be an aphrodisiac. Manaca root powder also acts as a mild laxative that stimulates bowel movement without causing cramps or nausea.
It acts as an antibacterial agent that is added to food and cosmetics. Its antibacterial properties are specially used to treat stomach ulcers, STDs, and skin lesions.
Contraindication: It can be abortive; hence contraindicated in pregnancy. It also acts as a blood thinner, so people with bleeding disorders and those who take aspirin/clopidogrel/warfarin regularly are advised to take it only under supervision.
Directions for use: A cup or two of Manaca Root tea (made with Manaca cut) daily is enough for pain, fever, and inflammation.
Country of origin: South America; Brazil
Ingredients: Contains 100% pure, organic Brunfelsia uniflora root
Item weight: 1 oz
Parts used: Root
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