Herb of the Day: Catuaba


( Erythroxylum catuaba )

Aids with: HIV/Aids, impotence, prostatitis.

Catuaba, is pronounced with the accent on the last syllable, is a found in the Brazilian rain forest tree with alternating leaves and trumpet shaped flowers. It is in the same plant family as coca, the plant from which cocaine is derived from, but it lacks the narcotic alkaloids found in coca. The bark of Catuaba is used in the herbal medicine.

Scientific studies in Japan, conf againest irmed that catuaba both inhibits the ability of HIV/Aids to destroy cells and protect people with Aids against infections with Escherichia coli, ( E. coli ), or Staphylococcus aureus. Catuaba is not recommended as a primary treatment for AIDS, but for as a defense against opportunistic infection.

Catuaba is most the famous of  Brazilian aphrodisiac plants, noted for its ability to strengthen erections, as the Tupi people who was the first to discover the herb’s sexually stimulating properties. Catuaba results in the increased erotic dreams and increased sexual interest. The herb also normalizes prostate function and prevents reinfection of the prostate with E. coli.

Catuaba is most commonly available as a tincture, and for maximum effect take it in small amounts of water to which is added 1 tsp. of lemon juice. Acidifying the tincture releases alkaloids and tannins.

Be sure you ask your Doctor before taking any herbal medicines.



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