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Throughout the Amazon the bark or leaves are tinctured (generally with the local rum, called aguardiente) as a local remedy for rheumatism, arthritis, colds, and muscle pains.* It is well known to the indigenous peoples of Peru for relieving the symptoms of osteoarthritis, and in aiding flexibility and range of motion.* For more information iporuru (Alchornea castaneifolia), please refer to the Database File for Iporuru in the Tropical Plant Database. To see pictures of iporuru, click here.
Traditional Uses:* for arthritis and rheumatism; as an internal and external anti-inflammatory and pain-reliever for muscle and joint injuries; for fungal and viral infections; for erectile dysfunction and female fertilitySuggested Use: This plant is best prepared as an infusion (tea): Use one teaspoon of powder for each cup of water. Pour boiling water over herb in cup and allow to steep 10 minutes. Strain tea (or allow settled powder to remain in the bottom of cup) and drink warm. It is traditionally taken in 1/2 cup amounts, 2-3 times daily. For more complete instructions on preparing herbal infusions, see the Methods for Preparing Herbal Remedies Page.