Buriti (Mauritia flexuosa)

productos-aguajeBuriti, is species of palm tree and belong to Arecaceae family. The mature fruit pulp is of high consumption as a fresh oleaginous fruit.

Virtues

Is rich source of phytoestrogens, vitamins such as carotene (Povitamin A), tocopherols (vitamin E) and ascorbic acid (Vitamin C). It contains natural oils and a high quantities of oleic acids which are very important for health as well as essential amino acids.

Dragon’s Blood (Croton lechleri)

productos-sangre-de-gradoIt is popular name is latex exuded when the bark of tropical species is slashed. This red liquid or resin contains many substances such as alkaloids (tapsine), lignans, catequin deravitives (epicatequin, gallocatequin and epigalocatequin), polyphenols (proanthocyanidins).

Virtues

It is a wound healing and used for gastritis and stomach ulcers remedies. It contributes en the treatment of intestinal infections, has an antiviral and antibacterial actions, immunomodulator and astringent activities.

Maca (Lepidium peruvianum)

productos-macaIt is in central a cruciferous which grows Andes of Peru. There are many varieties depending on the hypocotyls color (red, yellow and black). Maca contains alkaloids, sterols, vitamins and minerals. It is consumed as fresh, dried or as capsules.

Virtues

En general it strengthens the body functions. Energizing, antiartric, erectile function. It is an aphrodisiac due to its capacity to increase the blood flow. It reduces the anxiety and depression symptoms, sexual dysfunction during the post menopause and fertility problems in both men and women.

Purple corn (Zea mays)

productos-maiz-moradoIt is a cob (kernel and seeds). The characteristic color of purple maize is due to the high content of anthocyanins in the kernel and a lower proportion in the pericarp of the seeds. The fruit is composed of 85% of seeds and 15% of cob. The seeds of the Zea mays L. are usually consumed as food or prepared as beverages.

Virtues

Has an important diuretic action, antihypertensive, hypoglycemic and hypocholesterolemic capacities and is an antioxidant.

Graviola (Annona muricata)

productos-graviolaGraviola or guanaba is consumed as a fresh fruit and used as well in the preparation of beverages and to make jellies.

Componentes: alkaloids (Annonaceus Acetogenis), Muricoreacin, munhexoin C, monotetrahydrofuran, Anomuricine E, Muricapentocin.

Main uses

Antitumorous (chemotherapy), Anticancerous, Antispasmodic, sedative action. It acts against the hypertension, diabetes, and modulate the liver disorders.

Cat’s claw (Uncaria tormentosa)

productos-una-de-gatoIt is a vine that grows in the Amazon rainforest of Peru. Roots and bark are mainly used although the leaves and young branches can also be used. The main components are the oxindole alkaloids (reaching six different types), and vegetal steroids.

Virtues

Rheumatic, biliary colic, prostate inflammation. Used as supplement for quality life improvement such as cancer and contraceptive especially in women. Against cystitis, prostatic, sinusitis, and flu.

Sacha Inchi (Plukenetia colubilis Linneo)

productos-sacha-inchiIt is an Euphorbiaceae , which grows in the Amazonian forest an commonly known as mountain peanut. The oil of sacha inchi has a high content of fatty acids omega 3 (more than 485), omega 6 (36%) and omega 9 (8%). Contains antioxidants (vitamin A and alpha tocopherols (vitamin E). More than 60% of the defatted kernels are proteins of high quality. Oil is of domestic and cosmetic uses.

Virtues

Natural antioxidant. Strengthens the immunological system. Contributes in the regulation of the blood pressure. Can also delay the glucose blood absorption when consumed with high carbohydrates sources. Might have protective effects against some types of cancer. Helps decreasing cholesterol levels.

Huanarpo Macho (Jatropha augustii)

productos-huanarpo-machoThe huanarpo is native fruit from Peru and belongs to the euforbiaceae family. It is called as well “spirit fig” and can be male or female according to its form and properties. Among its components: steroids, alkaloids, saponins, tannins, flavanoids. After being dried in the shade, the fruit is grinded and boil to be consumed by the Peruvian ancestries as a sexual stimulant.

Virtues

Acts as a stimulant, strengthens the libido, it is a masculine sexual aphrodisiac. Used in erectile dysfunction. Helps the renal and subrenal function. Relieves and maintain the central nervous system, cough, asthma and bronchitis.

Dale dale (Calathea allouia)

productos-dale-daleIt is an oleifer species known as sweet corn root, guinea arrow root and cultivated for many years in the indigenous villages of tropical America. The tuberous roots are consumed cooked.

Virtues

It is used in the traditional medicine as a diuretic and in the treatment of cystitis.