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Tayuya (Cayaponia tayuia) have been used since prehistoric times by South American indians as a tonic and blood cleanser. This plant has a long history in brazilian herbal medicine. Today is used as an analgesic, diuretic, anti-inflammatory, tonic, blood purifier and detoxifier, to treat diarrhea, epilepsy, metabolism disorders, backache, sciatic pain, headaches, gout, neuralgia, constipation, anemia, cholera, dyspepsia, stomach problems, fatigue and debility, skin disorders, arthritis and rheumatism, syphilis, tumors. Natural health practitioners in the USA and Europe are using tayuya to treat irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), dyspepsia and sluggish digestion, neuralgia, sciatica, gout, headaches, rheumatism, and as a metabolic regulator. Because of its reported effectiveness as a blood purifier and detoxifier, it is also being used to treat water retention, wounds, splotchiness on the face, eczema, herpes, severe acne, and other skin problems. It is also being used in athletic training and recovery to help remove lactic acid accumulation, reduce swelling, and to relieve emotional fatigue and depression. There are more than 40 differents species of Cayaponia in South America, that are harvest, marketed and sold as tayuia. Because this, an different plant (Wilbrandia ebracteata), frequently has been found among the "tayuya roots" sold in brazilian herbal market.

CONSTITUENTS: Tayuya is phytochemically rich in flavones, glucosides, and cucurbitacin triterpenes. Novel cucurbitacins have been discovered in tayuya and named cayaponosides . These phytochemicals have been documented to have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties and, more recently, to have anticancerous potential.

LATIN NAME: Cayaponia tayuya



RATIO: 1:1

CARRIER: Maltodextrin (soluble) or Tapioca (starch) (insoluble)

ACTIVE INGREDIENTS: alkaloids, cayaponosides, cucurbitacins, isoorientin, isovitexin, orientin, resins, saponins, spinosin, sterols, swertisin, vicenin 2, and vitexin.

PROPERTIES: Tayuya is a powerful adaptogen, that can prevent stress-induced alterations in the body. Other flavone phytochemicals in tayuya act as potent scavengers of free radicals, providing an antioxidant effect as well as protecting against damage induced by gamma-radiation. Tayuya has a long history of traditional use by herbalists for all types pain and joint aches, it is at best a mild analgesic.

PREPARATION: Dosage and Use: 

- Decoct and infusions: 2-4 tsp decoction in pint of water for 40 min. Taken 1 cup 2-3 times daily

- Powder: 1-2g stirred into juice, water or food. Taken 2-3 times daily.

- Dry extract: Consult your doctor or health practitioner

- Tincture: 1-2mL to 3 times daily.

APPLICATIONS: Nutraceuticals, dietary supplements, medicinal herb, medicinal plant, phytoterapic, pharmaceutical

PRECAUTIONS: No toxicity at recommended doses. It is contraindicated in gestation and lactation.

For educational purposes only. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease

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