Weight Loss, Liver Support & Improved Circulation
[ Gentianella alborosea (Gilg) Fabris ]
Dried leaves & flowers
Code 328 -- Price: $3.95
85 grams (net wt)
Makes 4 Gallons of Tea
(Using 20 g. or ≅ 2/3 cup
to make one gallon)
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Summarized Description: Hercampuri is one of our traditionals. The entire plant has a common set of medicinal properties, and although many internet vendors have been promoting its ability to control appetite and help with weight loss, it has been appreciated in the Andes, long before the Incas, for its other benefits.
Besides weight loss, it has strong liver supportive / protective abilities. It's only downside is its bitter taste, since many of its medicinal components (eritaurina, coumarin, anthracite, tannins, triterpenoids, etc.) are natural "bitters." Most users of hercampuri tea have to use a strong sweetener (i.e. sugar, honey, panella, stevia) to help mask the flavor. Others will only take it in capsule or tablet form.
Preparation & ProtocolThe following protocol is well-established among the people's of the Peruvian Andes. As is the case with other traditionals, please note that these are indigenous uses, few of which have gone through rigorous clinical testing. This ethnobotanical information is provided as a guideline to how others use this product. Since this product comes as dried leaves and flowers, proper preparation is discussed herein before getting into protocol.
I. Preparation --- if you can boil water, you can make this product: Professional herbalists will recognize this as a standard decoction.
You may leisurely drink from two to four cups of the finished tea per day. A "rest period" of one day per week is advised, and if taken for longer periods, one "rest month" per six months of usage.
Contraindications / PrecautionsAlthough there are no reported contraindications or side effects, hercampuri should not be taken by those with anemia.
Medical PropertiesThe properties listed below have been provided to us by local shamanic, herbalist, and other practitioner sources. Speaking in general terms, it is prized for its detoxifying and cleansing effects, though in some parts of Peru it is not used frequently. We wish to remind the reader that these are ethnobotanical uses and not curative representations made by Alpha Omega Labs: