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Catuaba Bark Powder

  • Brand: Brazilian Forest
  • Product Code: Plantas Medicinais
  • Availability: In Stock
$2.97

Trichilia catigua, popularly known in Brazil as “catuaba”, is widely used as a neurostimulant and aphrodisiac. Infusions of the bark are popularly used in folk medicine against sexual weakness, exhaustion, insomnia, stress, memory and central nervous systems disabilities. However, Trichilia catigua also contains substances with astringent, insecticidal, purgative, tonic, bactericidal, anti-inflammatory and anti-depressive properties in its barks.

CONSTITUENTS: Catuaba (Trichilia catigua) has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that gives it therapeutic potential in the treatment of some diseases.  The pharmacognostic characterization of T. catigua bark showed the presence of flavonoids, free anthracenes, condensed tannins and saponins.

LATIN NAME: Trichilia catigua

USED PARTS: Bark

DRYING METHOD: Sun drying

ACTIVE INGREDIENTS: flavonoids, anthracenes,  tannins and saponins..

PROPERTIES: Trichilia catigua is a plant popularly used in Brazil as a tonic for fatigue, stress, impotence and memory deficit. Thus, catuaba may have therapeutic potential for the treatment of diabetes. An infusion is used externally as a treatment against rheumatism and dropsy. Trichilia catigua has been well evaluated as an ingredient in mixed or isolated herbal products, confirming its relaxing properties of vascular smooth muscle and also demonstrating antidepressant properties, effects that explain its reputed properties in cases of erectile dysfunction. 

PREPARATION: The appropriate dose of catuaba depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and some other conditions.  Consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.

APPLICATIONS: Nutraceuticals, dietary supplements, food supplements, food supplements, functional foods, medical food ..

PRECAUTIONS: Not enough is known about the use of catuaba during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.


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

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