Chuchuhuasi is a tropical tree that grows in the rainforests of Brazil, and has been used for centuries by the natives to cure disease. Now science is finally getting around to working with Chuchuhuasi and finding that it’s a great antibacterial and antiviral agent. It boosts the immune system and fights off cancer and especially skin cancer. Chuchuhuasi supports the adrenal glands making it great for stress. Full of antioxidants Chuchuhuasi savages away free radicals thus preventing cardiovascular disease and strokes. Chuchuhuasi is a very good anti-inflammatory agent making it great for treating arthritis and general body aches and pains… and Chuchuhuasi is also wonderful at removing lactic acid from your muscles. New studies are being done on the ability of Chuchuhuasi to treat MS and Parkinson’s disease. Chuchuhuasi helps in the process of healing lung problems too… like asthma and bronchitis, and it also soothers away stomach problems and helps heal gastric ulcers. Chuchuhuasi bark makes a great tea, which is sometimes mixed with molasses.
Paul Haider – Master Herbalist