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Guacatonga has a long history of use in Brazilian herbal medicine, documented in early folk medicine books as an antiseptic and wound healer for skin diseases (in 1939), as a topical pain-reliever (in 1941), and as an anti-ulcer drug (in 1958).* It is currently used in Brazilian herbal medicine systems as a blood purifier, anti-inflammatory, and antiviral and as a natural remedy for cancer, rheumatism, syphilis, herpes, stomach and skin ulcers, edema, fevers of all kinds, diarrhea, and as an topical pain-reliever.* For more complete information on this unique rainforest plant, please see plant database file on guacatonga. To see pictures of guacatonga, click here. More information on guacatonga can also be found in the new Anti-Cancerous Guide
Traditional Uses:* for cancer (sarcoma, carcinoma, and adenocarcinoma); for stomach disorders (ulcers, acid reflux, indigestion, dyspepsia, stomachache); as an antivenin for snake, spider and bee bites and stings; as a topical analgesic (pain-reliever) and anti-inflammatory for skin diseases, rashes and wounds; as a blood purifier and for general detoxification
All available third-party research on guacatonga can be found at PubMed. A partial listing of the published research on guacatonga updated through Feb 2019 is shown below: