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Mutamba is a favorite natural remedy among Central and South American health practitioners and the indigenous peoples of the Amazon. It is often turned to first for upper respiratory infections as it can quiet coughs, reduce fever, as well as provides antiviral and antibacterial actions.* For more information about mutamba (Guazuma ulmifolia), please refer to the Database File for Mutamba in the Tropical Plant Database. To see pictures of mutamba, click here.
Traditional Uses: as a topical hair remedy for hair loss and baldness; as a digestive aid for stomachache, ulcers, diarrhea, dysentery, and stomach inflammation; as an external skin remedy for wounds, rashes, skin parasites, dermatitis, fungal infections and leprosy; for viral and bacterial infections (including syphilis, gonorrhea, upper respiratory viruses, and kidney infections); as an astringent to stop bleedingSuggested Use: This plant is best prepared as a decoction. Use one teaspoon of powder for each cup of water. Bring to a boil and gently boil in a covered pot for 20 minutes. Allow to cool and settle for 10 minutes and strain warm liquid into a cup (leaving the settled powder in the bottom of the pan). It is traditionally taken in 1 cup dosages, 2-3 times daily. For more complete instructions on preparing herbal decoctions see the Methods for Preparing Herbal Remedies Page.