Macca the Peruvian Ginseng

Did You Know…

…that a versatile Peruvian superfood boosts energy, libido and sexual function, improves fertility, and balances hormones? Continue reading

Purple Potatoes

Did You Know…

… a “Hot” potato prized in Ancient Peru may be key to curing cancer?

In the 16th century, the Inca people ruled most of South America from their mountain capital in Cusco, Peru.  To manage this vast territory, the Incan empire cultivated fighting skills, Continue reading

Camu Camu

Did You Know…

… that the camu camu fruit has more vitamin C than any other known fruit in the world—and delivers miraculous therapeutic benefits?

Deep within the Peruvian Rainforest originates a berry so potent it can heal chronic diseases, Continue reading

How This Type of Corn is Helping Diabetics

You might not have heard of this particular food cure. A cousin to blue corn is purple corn, grown mostly in Peru and Chile. In a brand new health breakthrough, scientists have found certain compounds in purple corn that could protect diabetics from serious complications.

Diabetic nephropathy is kidney damage triggered by type 2 diabetes. Continue reading

Ancient Incan Super Food: Sacha Inchi Nuts A Potent Anti-Inflammatory

For more than 3,000 years, the Plukenetia Volubilis – also known as the Sacha Inchi or Inca Peanut – has been used by inhabitants of the Amazon Rainforest for better total body health and increased endurance.

Found in the highlands of the Andes Mountains in Peru, the plants are durable, Continue reading

Secrets of the Longest-Living People in the World

If you want to live longer and healthier, anti-aging researchers suggest that all you have to do is search for clues in the places where people already enjoy the longest and most exceptionally healthy lives.

One such place is the land of the Inca people … centered around the Andes highland city of Cuzco, which is in Peru.

The Inca people usually lived to be 100 years of age or older—with no assistance from any form of modern medicine.  The holy Amautas, keepers of sacred knowledge, often lived active lives well beyond the age of 120.

For many years, scientists and tourists alike have journeyed to the lands encompassed by the ancient Inca Empire looking for the secrets of long life.  Continue reading

The Many Medicinal Benefits of Cat’s Claw

Cat’s Claw is an herb that has received very favorable but limited press. Word of mouth has boosted sales. But too few know enough about this miraculous yet inexpensive Peruvian mountain rain forest herb. Consider this article as a primer or introduction to Cat’s Claw and its healing capabilities.

The Herb

The vine was named for the hooked thorns resembling cat claws on its twigs. Cat’s Claw, or una de gato, is technically known as uncaria tomentosa. It has been used traditionally for many centuries by Peruvian medicine men for a variety of ailments.

Cat’s Claw’s bark and roots provide most of its immune boosting qualities via oxindole alkaloids. Continue reading

Chuchuhuasi

The great Amazon rainforest is both the most bio-diverse place on Earth, and the largest natural pharmacy. Many hundreds of Amazonian native remedies have been well documented and studied.

Among them, one of the very most popular is chuchuhuasi (Maytenus krukovii), a very large canopy tree, whose bark has been used as a general remedy for many centuries. Shamans, medicine men and women commonly employ chuchuhuasi for both curative and prophylactic purposes.

Chuchuhuasi is highly popular throughout the Peruvian Amazon especially. Sections of bark are commonly sold in herbal markets, and many fluid preparations of chuchuhuasi can be found. Chuchuhuasi liquors, from wines to distilled alcohols, show up in grocery stores and airport gift shops. To say that chuchuhuasi is everywhere in the Peruvian Amazon is not much of an exaggeration.

Traditionally chuchuhuasi is used to relieve pain and inflammation, to treat arthritis, rheumatism and back pain, to restore vigor after a debilitating disease, as a general tonic, and for relieving menstrual pain and enhancing libido. Continue reading