Blood Purifier, Arthritis / Joint Pain
Cancer Tumors / Cancer-Related Cachexia
Code: BOS262 -- Price: $18.50
120 Capsules x 500 mg.
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Summarized Description: Samambaia, for identification purposes, is also known as Phlebodium decumanum or Phlebodium pseudoaureum. Like avenca, Samambaia is a medicinal fern that is found throughout rainforests of South America, though it is thought to have originated from Honduras. Samambaia is just one member of the Polypodium genus, which has 75-100 species of true fern. Samambaia, a medium-to-large fern with long-creeping rhizomes,
Uses & ProtocolsHondurans use this herbal to treat psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, general joint pain, and malignant tumors; in Peru, to treat coughs and problems of the pancreas. In many parts of the Amazon, it revered as a blood purifier, and general tonic -- much like Ajo Te. Health practitioners in the U.S. have also expanded its medicinal uses to include Alzheimer's, colds, flu, and disorders of the skin, respiratory, and immune systems, as well as cancer-related cachexia.
Warnings & ContraindicationsMay potentiate digitalis or similar prescription heart drugs. Secondly, absorption is reduced in the presence of antacids.
Shelf-LifeFive years or more.
Medicinal ActivitiesFurther information for practitioners: World-famous botanist Dr. James Duke attributes the following activities to this plant (p. 526-528; see hardcopy cover at right), 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 Samambaia
Sourced from PubMed
As of Jan. 2017, there were only a handful of citations covering the species. Below we list a few of the more notable:
The Polypodium genus is described in Wikipedia.