Anamu the “Magical” Immune System Herb
Anamu (Petiveria alliacea), is a magical plant found deep in the Amazon rainforests. It contains many active compounds that protect your body against bacteria, fungus, and even diseases like cancer. It helps bring down fever while reducing parasites and fungus. Anamu is also used for aches, pain, colds, coughs, and skin diseases. It can be rubbed on the skin to protect against insects. Scientific research supports the claims of the power of Anamu.
In one review, more than 1,400 plant extracts were evaluated as therapies to protect and prevent cancer. Anamu was one of only 34 plants identified. Anamu contains two properties that kill cancer cells but do no damage to healthy cells.1
Anamu stimulates the immune system. In one study, Anamu increased natural killer cells by 100%.2 These are the cells that kill disease throughout the body. It also increases chemicals such as interleukin and interferon. These help protect the body against future infection and disease.3
Anamu protects against bacteria, viruses, fungi, and yeast.4 It guards against urinary problems and diabetes. In fact, in one animal study, blood sugar levels dropped more than 60 percent in one hour.5
Anamu can be used as a pain reliever as it contains COX-1 inhibitors. This is the active ingredient in the new arthritis drugs sold by pharmaceutical companies.6
Traditional healers make an infusion using 30 grams (slightly more than one ounce) dried anamu in a liter of water. Recommended Serving Size is 1/4 to 1/2 cup, (500 to 1000 mg per day in divided doses), one to three times daily. It can also be applied to the skin, depending on the condition.
Anamu is available as a dried, powdered herb in capsules or in Bulk powder to mix in a drink.
1 Williams, LA, Rosner, H., Levy, HG, Barton, EN. “A critical review of the therapeutic potential of dibenzyl trisulphide isolated from Petiveria alliacea L. (guinea hen weed, anamu).” West Indian Med 2007 Jan; 56(1):17-21.
2 Jovicevic, L., “In vitro antiproliferative activity of Petiveria alliacea L., on several tumor cell lines.” Pharmacol Res 1993;27(1):105-106.
3 Queiroz , M., Quadros, M. et al. “Cytokine Profile and Natural Killer Cell Activity in Listeria Monocytogenes Infected Mice Treated Orally with Petiveria Alliacea Extract.” Immunopharmacology and Immunotoxicology 2000, Vol. 22, No. 3, Pages 501-518.
4 Kim, S., et al. “Antibiacterial and antifungal activity of sulfur-containing compounds from Petiveria alliacea L.” J. Ethnopharmacol. 2006 Mar;104(1-2):188-92.
5 Lans, CA., “Ethnomedicines used in Trinidad and Tobago for urinary problems and diabetes mellitus.” J. Ethnobiol. Ethnomedicine. 2006 Oct ;2:45.
6 DunstanC. Et al. “Evaluation of some Samoan and Peruvian medicinal plants by prostaglandin biosynthesis and rat ear oedema assays.” Journal of Ethnopharmacology. 1997; 57(1):35-56.Anticarcinogenic Herbs, Herbs, Immune System Boosters, Immune System Support comment below, or link to this permanent URL from your own site.