AO Ant Tinctures -- (New for Nov., 2014) :
Pain Killing Relief from the Amazon Jungle

Strong Topical Analgesics for Use with
Cansema Black Topical Salve
Ethnobotanical Uses Include : Arthritis
Bursitis / Joint & Muscle Aches & Pains



AO Ant Tinctures - type

Code No. Description Net Vol. Price
Code 920 Izulant 1 fl. oz. (30 ml.) $14.95
Code 921 Tan Gant 1 fl. oz. (30 ml.) $11.95
Code 922 AO Ichichimi 1 fl. oz. (30 ml.) $14.95


Summarized Description: The therapeutic use of poisonous venom from animal life forms as diverse as cobra snakes to 'deathstalker' scorpions is well-established. The former is even providing evidence of strong anti-tumor properties.
For the peoples of the Peruvian Amazon, none of these preparations are as common or as in frequent use as the "ant tinctures," primarily employed for topical pain relief and anti-inflammation, and to treat arthritic and muscle pain problems. WARNING: These tinctures are intended for topical application only -- not internal use. Keep out of reach of children! NOTE: As you'll see in the instructions below, you only use anywhere from two to ten drops for an application. Each product is one fluid ounce (about 30 ml.), which contains approximately 600 drops.
Alpha Omega Labs is proud to introduce three of the most commonly used pain-relief tinctures used by the shamans, herbalists, and curenderos of the Peruvian Amazon :


Izulant (tm)
The Izula ant (Paraponera clavata), as it is referred to in the Peruvian Amazon, stings with a potency so great, it is said to be one of the most painful on earth. Out of this observation comes this insect's nickname, "bullet ant," because the pain of one sting from one ant can rival that of a bullet wound. ( 1 )
The tincture made from this ant is a powerful topical pain-killer, which works by blocking the nerve transmission of pain signals. There are several chemical compounds which work together to reduce pain, of which Poneratoxin is but one. ( 2 ) This one chemical has been shown to block synaptic transmission and depolarize interneurons, as well as block sodium channels in the nerves. Of the three tinctures in this group, Izulant (tm) is the strongest in terms of topical pain relief.
The first reported use of Izula ant venom was to treat rheumatoid arthritis. In addition to pain relief and reducing inflammation / swelling, it may also improve immune and liver functions. ( 3 )
Instructions for Use: Puncture the top of the bottle with a large needle, then apply anywhere from 2 to 10 drops over the area where pain is experienced. If using this product together with Cansema, you may use the product at any stage of the escharotic process. If applying to the site of an eschar or other puscular formation, be sure to cover liberally the peripheral area around the scab itself. It takes about 40 minutes before pain relief commences, and it normally lasts for several hours.

Tan Gant (tm)
The Tangarana ant (Pseudomyrmex triplarinus) gets its name from the Tangarana, a member of the Triplaris genus of trees, primarily Triplaris americana, a natural "myrmecophyte," which forms a symbiotic, mutualistic relationship with the ants.
The indigenous of the Peruvian Amazon use the ant venom to treat rheumatoid arthritis. Traditionally, the afflicted person would go to the tree, disturb the ants, and intentionally allow their hands to be bitten. However, a concentrated tincture can be prepared which has a similar effect without the need to be bitten. The effect is analgesic and anti-inflammatory, and although the former property is generally not as strong as Izulant (tm) -- (above) -- it is generally longer lasting. The anti-inflammatory property is thought to derive chiefly from "myrmexins," with six isoforms of venom proteins. ( 4 )
The response from the orthodox community has been guarded, as is the case with any medicinal material that doesn't come with a proprietary monopoly, but even then the results can only be downplayed so much: "Interestingly enough, the species of Pseudomyrmex triplarinus has a venom that has been analyzed and it seems as though it has some qualities which can be used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (Ward 2002). Its venom has anti-inflammatory properties (Pan and Hink 2000) and analgesic agents useful in treating autoimmune diseases, especially rheumatoid arthritis (Sukhwani). The venom . . . analysis shows that it has high contents of glycoprotein, heparin, chondroitin sulphate, polysaccharides and other hydrocarbons. It has high activity when it is highly purified, with very few adverse effects, allowing for long-lasting results. ( 5 )
Instructions for Use: Puncture the top of the bottle with a large needle, then apply anywhere from 2 to 10 drops over the area where pain is experienced. If using this product together with Cansema, you may use the product at any stage of the escharotic process. If applying to the site of an eschar or other puscular formation, be sure to cover liberally the peripheral area around the scab itself. It takes about 40 minutes before pain relief commences, and pain relief lasts for an average of twelve (12) hours.

AO Ichichimi (tm)
The Ichichimi Rojo ant (Dolichoderus germaini) is the least researched of the venomous ants in this series. Far less painful than Izula, the bite of Ichichimi Rojo has more of a numbing effect -- and similar to Tangarana, it is used for its pain relieving and anti-inflammatory effects.
Instructions for Use: Puncture the top of the bottle with a large needle, then apply anywhere from 2 to 10 drops over the area where pain is experienced. If using this product together with Cansema, you may use the product at any stage of the escharotic process. If applying to the site of an eschar or other puscular formation, be sure to cover liberally the peripheral area around the scab itself. It takes about 40 minutes before pain relief commences, and it normally lasts for several hours.

Shelf-Life
Five years or more.

Footnotes
  1. Also from :
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paraponera_clavata
  2. See : http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1685425?dopt=Abstract
  3. "Molecular Pharmacology and Toxinology of Venom from Ants"
    http://cdn.intechopen.com/pdfs/45137/
    InTechMolecular_pharmacology_and_toxinology_of_venom_from_ants.pdf
  4. See : http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10758275
  5. See : http://saraguitiprado.wordpress.com/ant-page/pseudomyrmex-triplarinus/



To U.S. Users: This product have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.





Izulant (tm), made from tinctured Izula ant (photos above) is comparable in strength and effect to topical cobra venom preparations, which are also used as analgesics, albeit in Southeast Asia.

A surprising number of households in the Peruvian Amazon make and keep their own ant tincture(s) for family use. It is a common topical analgesic, and although their methods are primitive -- certainly not "FDA-approved" -- their resulting preparations work.





The effect of Ichichimi Rojo tincture (AO Ichichimi (tm)) is primarily to "numb" the area. In this respect, the formula is similar to Procaine (Novocain), the anesthetic widely used by licensed dentists.


Bienvenidos a Ucayali
Sourcing From
The Peruvian
Amazon

All the materials used to make our ant tinctures are wild-crafted from sources in the Ucayali Region of Peru.