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Cumaseba is a tropical rainforest tree that grows up to 15 meters high. It can be found in lower elevations throughout the Amazon basin area in Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela and the three Guianas. Cumaseba has a long history of use among the Indians and local people in the Amazon for muscle and joint pain.* For more information about cumaseba (Swartzia polyphylla), please refer to the Database File for Cumaseba in the Tropical Plant Database. More information can also be found in the new Antimicrobial Guide. To see photographs of cumaseba click here.
Traditional Uses:* for rheumatism and arthritis; for painful and/or inflamed joint, muscle and/or bone conditions; as a female hormonal tonic and aphrodisiac; for candida, yeast infections and fungal infections; for colds, flu, tuberculosis and other upper respiratory bacterial infectionsSuggested Use: Cumaseba is best prepared as an alcohol tincture. Combine 1 part bark powder with 4 parts 90 proof alcohol (everclear or vodka). Allow to macerate for 2 weeks while agitating solution daily. Strain into a clean bottle and seal. It is traditionally taken in dosages of 2-4 ml (60-120 drops) twice daily or as needed. Can also be used externally by applying to the skin twice daily and letting dry completely. For more complete instructions on preparing herbal tinctures see the Methods for Preparing Herbal Remedies Page.