Another sustainably, artisan quality harvested Amazonian rain forest plant teacher used in much of the indigenous medicines for the most baneful diseases, diabetes, stomach ulcers and immune boosting. It is a great herb for cycles of detox and fasting for its use as antiparasitic, antimicrobial, antiviral, antibacterial, anti fungal and anti-inflammatory properties as well as antioxidant, astringent and detox and mild laxative. Traditional uses also included its use for wounds, pain and malaria and tropical diseases, colitis inflammation etc. and it is used in many bitters recipes and lyme protocols for its blood-cleansing effects and compounds that inhibit microorganisms and viral illnesses and it is a natural antihistamine. It is also used by those seeking relief from candida. It is also a source of selenium, which enhances immunity and aids in removing free radicals that damage cells and triggers inflammations and disease. Some drink the tea to reduce pain associated with arthritis. Simply put 2 teaspoons in 4 cups of boiling water, let it boil in water for 20 minutes, and let cool with bark in water for an hour. Then strain and can repeat with half as much water. Drink sipping through out the day in microdoses is good, can also be used externally and as a vaginal flush. Add a little lemon juice to aid bioavailability.
Candidiasis (yeast infection, thrush) and other mycotic infections (used internally, for irrigations or locally)Traditionally, it has been also used for irrigations for treating candidiasis (used three times a day for 3 following days).
Cold, runny nose, flu and other infections of the upper respiratory tract (bacterial and viral)
Sexually transmitted diseases (syphilis, gonnorhea, etc.)
Psoriasis and skin inflammation
1 teaspoon of should be brewed in 1 glass of water for 8-10 minutes. Drink one glass 2 to 8 times a day. Bigger amounts are recommended in case of more serious conditions. Aluminium kitchenware should not be used for preparation of extract.
The extract can be used locally on skin in case of dermatomycosis (e.g. nail fungus or athlete’s foot)