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Chuchuhuasi - Maytenus Macrocarpa

The Chuchuhuasi is a plant native to the Amazon rainforest. It grows in sandy, clayey soils. It belongs to the Celastráceas family. It lives in non-floodable areas (high ground), flooded annually or only in high crescents, far away or near water bodies. , purmas and primary forests, with light intensity of intermediate to shaded.


Inhabits non-flood areas.


It is a tree that reaches 25 meters in height and 60 cm in diameter, is erect and well branched. The bark is reddish with hard wood. The leaves are 10 cm long, perennial, leathery, whole and petiolated.


Long leaves of 10 to 30 cm, with small white flowers, with a very hard reddish-brown bark.


The bark has energetic and toning properties, which is why it is recommended as an organic restorative, as well as for its medicinal virtues against rheumatic pain, tumors, bronchopulmonary disorders, among many other uses.

Bark properties

It is used as an antidisenteric, analgesic, menstrual and stomach regulator, anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor, anti-hemorrhoidal, antiarrhythmic, antirheumatic, in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, leishmaniasis, bronchitis and preventive of caries, immunostimulant, muscle relaxant. Strengthens the lungs (bronchopneumonia, asthma) Useful to tone, balance and strengthen the female hormonal system. Corrects menstrual irregularities and fights pain and cramps it produces. It is analgesic, muscle relaxant, anti-inflammatory in bone and joint conditions. Antirheumatic, used for arthritis (rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis) and low back pain. Fights stomach disorders Strengthens the immune system (immunostimulant) Protects against radiation Counteracts liver problems and kidney inflammations.

Medical uses

It is a medicinal plant of extraordinary value in the Upper Amazon where it is used by the native indigenous population, but nowadays it is being used more frequently by urban inhabitants, due to its great healing properties in various diseases and thus solving their health problems, because access to conventional medicines is difficult or impossible due to its high cost.

Chuchuhuasi is indicated to treat pathologies such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, body stiffness, osteoporosis. It deflates and, due to its analgesic properties, relieves low back pain and relaxes the muscles. It fights bone problems and has a beneficial action in recovering from fractures, sprains or strains.

Chuchuhuasi also has the virtue of acting as a good healing and organic restorative for sexual and postpartum, because it is a powerful tonic that revitalizes and delivers energy to the body. Thanks to its antitumor action, it benefits the treatment of leukemia. Its main derivatives of this plant are the capsule, spray and extract, the use of chuchuhuasi is externally, it is useful in bruises, hernias and bone fractures.

It has antirheumatic, antiarthric, antiarthritic, antimalarial effects, and to tone the nervous system. They are attributed aphrodisiac properties. It is used in cases of malaria to reduce fevers but also in cases of hemorrhoids and to strengthen the nervous system. Aphrodisiac properties are attributed to the alcoholic extracts of the bark.

My personal experience with Chuchuasi Dieta

The plant appeared to me in a dream, in which half-death sheeps came back to life, the death meat turned into strong and healthy muscles and the sheeps ran around powerfully and vitally again. The plant is the last resort in lengthy disease processes.

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