Clavo huasca (Tynnanthus panurensis)Powder, 50 g
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About clavo huasca (Tynnanthus panurensis)
Clavo huasca (Tynnanthus panurensis) is a large, woody vine that grows up to 80 m in length and is indigenous to the Amazon rainforest and other parts of tropical South America. Clavo huasca means clove vine, and refers to the strong clove-like scent of the trunk and leaves. The plant produces very small, white flowers (which are pollinated by bees and butterflies) and elongated, flat, bean-like fruits. The vine, when cross-sectioned, has a distinctive “Maltese cross” design in the wood (with a darker, reddish color as the background and a golden color in the heartwood).
Two species of plants are sold in herbal commerce as “clavo huasca” – the true Tynnanthus vine, and another, completely different, Mandevilla genus vine. We only sell the original Tynnanthus vine straight from Peru.
Effect of clavo huasca
The Shipibo-Conibo, Kayapó, and Assurini Indian tribes in the Amazon rainforest regard clavo huasca highly as an effective aphrodisiac for both men and women. It is also used as an adjunctive ingredient in various ayahuasca recipes (or taken shortly after taking the concoction) to settle the stomach. While clavo huasca itself is not a hallucinogen, the ayahuasca brew can be quite purgative - causing vomiting and diarrhoea. Clavo huasca’s ability to reduce nausea makes it fit in well with the brew.
Clavo Huasca has recently been adopted by Western markets, where it is mainly use for its aphrodisiac qualities.
The main constituent of Clavo huasca is known as eugenol. Eugenol is used in perfumes, flavorings, and essential oils. It has a pleasant, spicy, clove-like scent. Phytochemical analysis of Tynnanthus panurensis also showed the presence of saponins and a high concentration of phenols and flavonoids.
How to use clavo huasca
The desired components of clavo huasca are not very soluble in water, so a tincture is the preferred method of preparation. Combine 1 part powder with 4 parts 90 proof alcohol (everclear or vodka). Soak the powder for up to a month with regular shaking. Strain into a clean bottle and seal. It is traditionally taken in dosages of 2-3 ml (60 to 90 drops) 2-3 times daily. The liquid can be evaporated off to yield a solid extract if desired.
Store clavo huasca in its original packaging in a dry and cool place, out of the reach of children.
Due to lack of scientific research, as a precaution, do not take during pregnancy or breast feeding. Clavo huasca contains eugenol which is an irritant to eyes, respiratory system, gastrointestinal system and skin. Consult with an expert in case of illness, medication, pregnancy and breastfeeding before using this product. Not suitable for people under the age of 18. Stop using this product immediately if you experience any unwanted side effects.
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