Jatoba is used throughout the Amazon rainforest for a quick boost of natural energy without any caffeine or other harmful stimulants.* Chemical analysis of jatoba shows that it is rich in biologically active compounds including diterpenes, sesquiterpenes, flavonoids, and oligosaccharides. Some of these chemicals (such as copalic acid, delta-cadinene, caryophyllene and alpha-humulene) have shown to exhibit antifungal, antiyeast, and antibacterial actions in independent laboratory studies.*
For more complete information on this unique rainforest plant, please see the plant database file on jatoba in the Tropical Plant Database. More information can also be found in the new Antimicrobial Guide. To see pictures of jatoba, click here.
Traditional Uses: for candida and yeast infections; for fungal infections (athlete's foot, nail fungus, etc.); for prostatitis; for cystitis and urinary tract infections; as a natural stimulant and energy tonic (tones, balances, strengthens overall body functions)Suggested Use: Take 2 ml of a 1:4 concentrated extract 2 or more times daily.