Antiinflammatory, Analgesic, Antitumor
General Antitumor / Leukemia
Code: BOS228 -- Price: $14.50
120 Capsules x 500 mg.
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Summarized Description: Cipo Cabeludo is a very small, shrub-like vine, known for its small flowers. Taylor designates this herbal as "Mikania hirsutissima"; Duke as "Mikania banisteriae," however, both names refer to the same plant species. Like most species of the Mikania genus, with the exception of M. micrantha and M. scandens, it is endemic to South America. Other common names for this herbal include Cipo Cabelundo, Erva Dutro, and Guaco.
Uses & ProtocolsTaylor notes that Cipo is not widely used outside of Brazil. (Here in Ecuador, its use has been diminished, due to extensive habitat loss.) Common indications include: albuminuria, arthritis, colic, cystitis, diarrhea, enterosis, gallstones, gastrosis, gout, hyperuricemia, intercostal neuralgia, kidney stones, lumbago, myalgia, nephrosis, neuralgia, pain, paralysis, prostatitis, rheumatism, urethrosis, and UTI's." Dosage: one capsule, two times a day. (Ethnobotanical uses include infusions at 1/2 cup twice daily; tincture: 5-10 ml., twice daily.)
Warnings & ContraindicationsWe recommend NOT using this herbal if you are on either diuretic or blood thinning medications, as Cipo may potentiate the effects.
Shelf-LifeFive years or more.
Medicinal ActivitiesFurther information for practitioners: World-famous botanist Dr. James Duke attributes the following activities to this plant (p. 448-449; see hardcopy cover at right, purchasable on Amazon), drawn from the extant literature. (See his graduation for "level of efficacy" on our amazon traditionals page; followed by Duke's bibliographic abbreviations (in capital letters), which we identify on a separate page.)
Duke provides a "food farmacy potential" score for this plant of "FNFF=?."
IndicationsFurther information for practitioners: Duke provides the following indications for this plant:
Recent Studies on Cipo CabeludoDisclaimer: The following citations provide findings on the properties of Cipo Cabeludo and offer insights into prospective areas of future research. These findings should not be inferred to provide the basis of medicinal claims, nor should they be relied upon by the public, as such. Readers who want full access to the PubMed database are encouraged to register with NCBI.
Sourced from PubMed
As of Jan. 2017, there were 161 citations on PubMed for Cipo Cabeludo, either under M. banisteriae, M. hirsutissima, and closely related members of the Mikania genus. Below are list a few of the more notable:
Although this plant is not covered as either Mikania hirsutissima or Mikania banisteriae in Wikipedia, you can find the Mikania genus discussed.