A shrubby tree found within the lower elevations and floodplains of the Amazon, Iporuru has light brown bark and violet colored flowers. The leaves and bark should be harvested all the way through the dry season as it spends the rainy season under water. Traditionally this plant has been used as a teaching plant by tribes within the Amazon. Right through the Amazon the bark or leaves are used as a local remedy for rheumatism, arthritis, colds, and muscle pains. Topically, the crushed leaves were been rubbed on painful joints. The bark has also been used as a remedy to prevent diarrhea. Any other common use in some parts of Peru is as an aphrodisiac and for impotency. At the same time as not much official research has been done at the Iporuru, initial results have shown it to contain steroids, saponins, phenols, flavonols, flavones, tannins, xanthones, and alkaloids. We prepare our Iporuru Extract from the dried leaves of the Iporuru plant sourced immediately from Peru.
1 Ounces Liquid