Native to the Amazon forest, the fruit of this bushy shrub is fast becoming known as nature’s vitamin pill. The fruit of Camu Camu is believed to contain the highest amount of Vitamin C on the planet and is a very significant source of Manganese as well. Locals in search of the fruit usually find it by canoe, hidden along the mysterious banks of the Amazon River!
The Antioxidant effects of vitamin C have been demonstrated in many trials and studies. Human diseases such as cancer, heart disease and arthritis, might occur in part from oxidant damage to tissues. Inefficient levels of vitamin C have been linked with a number of conditions such as stroke, gallbladder disease, high blood pressure, some cancers, and atherosclerosis.
Limited studies also suggest that Vitamin C may contribute to and/or assist -
- Boosting the immune system
- Maintaining healthy gums
- Alleviating dry mouth
- Healing burns and wounds
- Decreasing blood sugar in diabetics
- Some viral conditions
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As with any food, allergic reactions can also occur with herbs. If you are pregnant or breast feeding do not use this herb. Speak with a medical professional if you have any concerns or adverse reactions.