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The Caigua is an excellent fruit because it helps you regulating the metabolism of fats, reducing the bad cholesterol. The Caigua produces a double positive effect, on the one hand helps to reduce LDL cholesterol – also known as bad cholesterol – and furthermore helps to increase HDL cholesterol – known as good-. This double effect makes the Caigua an ideal complement for people with overweight and high cholesterol problems.


The Caigua fruit is part of the daily diet of Peruvians. Its beneficial effects on health have been tested in a series of clinical studies so it can be classified as a functional food. On the other hand, the seed is recommended in the treatment of hypertension. In the fruit, which is the used part of the Caigua, find pectin, galacturonic acid, a bitter principle: the picrina, mineral salts, and most importantly: a steroidal compound, consisting of a mixture of sitoserol 3-Beta-d Glycoside, which is believed due its excellent effects in the treatment of cholesterol and triglycerides.


The Caigua clinical studies

One of the clinical studies conducted by the  Cayetano Heredia University  in Lima, Peru in post-menopausal women determined that treatment of Caigua managed to reduce the prevalence of hypercholesterolemia of 75% to 12.5%.


This same University, conducted another study to determine the effects of the Caigua on the lipid profile of middle-aged adults. In these studies, the following results were obtained:


The study was designed to determine if oral administration of Caigua dehydrated in different doses for a period of 12 weeks modified profile lipid of adults of both sexes. For this purpose they studied 60 people divided into six groups.

The 12 weeks of treatment was observed a reduction in serum cholesterol of 18.3%, LDL cholesterol by 23% and an increase in HDL cholesterol of 42% in the group treated with 6 Caigua capsules. In cases of high cholesterol treatment with 6 capsules of Caigua normalized the levels of serum cholesterol in 82% of cases; in the same way for cases of hypercholesterolemia LDL.


Serum triglycerides are also significantly reduced by the use of the dehydrated Caigua. In addition effects anti-inflammatory and analgesic, attributed to him while that the seed of the plant is attributed antihypertensive effects. It is considered a non-toxic product.


Benefits of the Caigua

Caigua is an amazing anti cholesterol, anti-atherosclerosis and hypertension fruit. Based on studies previously described, we can summarize that the Caigua gives us many benefits, among which we can list the following:


Reduction of the level bad cholesterol and combat atherosclerosis.

Its lipotropic action gives a double positive effect, since on the one hand it helps to reduce LDL cholesterol that accumulates focally in arteries, also known as cholesterol bad and on the other hand, helps to increase HDL cholesterol. This double effect makes the CAIGUA an ideal complement to the treatment of hypercholesterolemia.

It regulates the metabolism; so reducing the cholesterol in the blood.

Recommended as an adjunct in the treatment of weight loss. It is recommended in the treatment of hypertension.

Diseases of the respiratory system.

It helps in cases of otitis.

The Caigua is a fiber-rich fruit. It can be consumed in its natural form, in salads, as appetizers, stuffed with meat or in capsules. If you decide to eat in capsule form, it is recommended to take two pills 30 minutes before meals, usually before breakfast and lunch with plenty of water.


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Alternative medicine as the Cats Claw have been used for thousand years by ancient Peruvians as a natural medicine for several diseases such as arthritis, joint pain. Cats Claw is a powerful natural anti-inflamatory herb and it is totally safe and does not have side effects as many prescription medicine.

Cat’s Claw (Tea´s bags and caps available)

Cat’s Claw is a tropical vine that grows in rainforest and jungle areas in South America and Asia. Some cultures refer to the plant as the “Sacred Herb of the Rain Forest”.

This vine gets its name from the small thorns at the base of the leaves, which looks like a cat’s claw. These claws enable the vine to attach itself around trees climbing to a heights up to 100 feet.

The plant is considered a valuable medicinal resource and is protected in Peru. Although scientific research has just recently begun to explore cat’s claw, many cultures native to the South American rain forest areas have used this herb for hundreds of years.

Current studies show it may have positive effects on, and can boost the body’s immune system. With recent fear of HIV, studies on cat’s claw have started to move quickly.

The active substances in Cat’s Claw are alkaloids, tannins and several other phytochemicals. Some of the alkaloids have been proven to boost the immune system. The major alkaloid rhynchophylline has anti-hypertensive effects and may reduce the risk of stroke and heart attack by lowering blood pressure, increasing circulation, reducing heart rate and controlling cholesterol.

Other constituents contribute anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anticancer properties. Many treatments combine the herb with different plants and natural products to increase the absorption and bioavailability. Cat’s Claw has long been used as a homeopathic treatment for intestinal ailments. Uses include: Crohn’s disease, arthritis, joint pain, osteoarthritis, gastric ulcers and tumors, parasites, colitis, gastritis, diverticulitis and leaky bowel syndrome.

By stimulating the immune system, it can also improve response to viral and respiratory infections. European clinical studies have used the extract from the bark in combination with AZT in the treatment of AIDS.

It is also used in the treatment and prevention of arthritis and rheumatism, as well as diabetes, PMS, chronic fatigue syndrome, lupus, and prostrate conditions.

Tribal people in the regions where cat’s claw grows have used medicines prepared from the root bark for at least 2,000 years. They’ve used it to treat so many illnesses that it sounds like an amazing super drug.For example, sexually transmitted diseases, arthritis, ulcer, and cancer are all reported to be cured by cat’s claw.

After these claims drew the attention of scientists in Europe, tests were able to show that ingredients in cat’s claw have some potentially powerful qualities. Cat’s claw reportedly has immune stimulant and anti-inflammatory activity; it may be helpful for the treatment of colds, irritable bowel syndrome, diverticulitis, or Crohn’s disease. Much more research needs to be done on this plant and its medicinal properties. Still, cat’s claw ranked among the top 10 herbs sold in American natural food stores by 1997.

Dosage: 2 or 3 tea cups daily it is enough do not take exceed.(also tabs available)

Uncaria tomentosa), “Vilcacora”, “Cat’s claw” – Rubiaceae family Parts used: Inner bark

Uña de gato is the most sacred herb among the Ashaninkas, Campo and some other Amazonian tribes. According to indigenous Shamans Uña de Gato serves as a bridge and balancer between the two worlds “physical and spiritual”; they believe in spiritual causes of ill health, they believe that firstly soul becomes ill then the body, the sacred balance/unity is broken, therefore Uña de Gato is helping to unify the two. They believe that greed and anger often causes cancer, fear causes Asthma, etc.

Klaus Keplinger (Austrian scientist) started analysis of Cat’s Claw properties in 1974.

Properties/Action/Usage in: cancer, HIV, AIDS, urinary track infection & inflammations, arthritis, rheumatism, sciatic nerve spasm, ulcers, tumors, very potent immune system booster Studies indicate that cat’s claw has the ability to protect cancer cells from maturing. For more info click here.

Note: It is advisable to clean out toxins and parasites to make herb usage more effective (see Fiber Buddy and Knock Out). Do not suggested for those with digestive problems such as gasthritis.

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