Description: Ajos sacha is quite well known and popular in the cities and towns in the Amazon and has a long history of use in herbal medicine systems in Peru and Brazil. It is considered analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and antirheumatic and widely used for arthritis, rheumatism, body aches and pain, and muscle aches, injuries and pain.*
To see pictures of ajos sacha, click here. For more detailed information about ajos sacha, please see the Plant Database File for Ajos Sacha in the Tropical Plant Database and Leslie Taylor's Blog on Ajos Sacha.
More information can also be found in the new Antimicrobial Guide. Suggested 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 cup dosages, twice daily. For more complete instructions on preparing herbs see the Methods for Preparing Herbal Remedies Page.
Contraindications: None reported
Drug Interactions: None
Ajos Sacha Plant Summary
Main Actions (in order): analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antitussive, antirheumatic, antimicrobial
Main Uses: 1. for arthritis, rheumatism, and general inflammation
2. for coughs, colds, flu, pneumonia and upper respiratory conditions
3. as a general pain-reliever (headaches, muscles, joints, body aches)
4. as an antimicrobial, for viral and bacterial infections, fungi and candida
5. for head lice
Cautions: None reported.
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