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Caigua fruit is traditionally used in Peru for high cholesterol.* For more complete information on this unique rainforest plant, please see plant database file on caigua. To see pictures of caigua, click here.
Traditional Uses:* for high cholesterol; for hypertension and circulatory problems; for diabetes; for gastrointestinal problems; as a topical analgesic
Suggested Use: Take 1 gram 2 - 3 times daily or as directed by a health care professional.
Contraindications: None reported.
Drug Interactions: None reported.
Caigua Plant Summary
Main Preparation Method: fresh juice or juice capsules/tablets
Main Actions (in order): anticholesterolemic, hypotensive, antidiabetic, diuretic, analgesic
1. for high cholesterol
2. for hypertension and circulatory problems
3. for diabetes
4. for gastrointestinal problems
5. as a topical analgesic
Properties/Actions Documented by Research: anticholesterolemic, antihypertriglyceridemic
Properties/Actions Documented by Traditional Use: analgesic, anti-arteriosclerotic, anti-inflammatory, anticholesterolemic, antidiabetic, antiparasitic, diuretic, hypotensive
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