Testimonial: "Over anything else that I have tried, RheumaNat has provided me with the most relief. Within a few days I noticed a difference! I am able to be active again and participate in life with my family. I can really tell when I skip taking it."
Iporuru (Alchornea castaneifolia) is a medicinal plant native to Amazon Rainforest. Traditionally, iporuru has been taken to control muscle pain and joint pain, headaches as well as toothache. In addition, iporuru is widely used as an effective aphrodisiac and geriatric tonic for males, for balancing blood sugar levels and to treat parasitic, viral and microbial infections. The anti-inflammatory properties of iporuru are attributed to a group of alkaloids, including one called alchorneine. Basic research demonstrated that the anti-inflammatory activity of iporuru relies on its ability to inhibit cyclooxigenase (COX) enzymes responsible for mediating of inflammation. In contrast to pharmacological drugs possessing COX inhibitory activity/ NSAIDs (ibuprofen, naproxen, diclophenac etc), iporuru does not cause but accelerate healing of gastric and duodenal ulcers.
Potential indications for use of iporuru in humans include:
- Pain and inflammation control due to osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and minor trauma
- Adjunct therapy of diabetes
- Adjunct therapy of chronic infections
- Male erectile dysfunction
- Treatment of gastric and duodenal ulcers
- Adjunct therapy for broncitis
- Adjunct therapy for diarrhea
- Adjunct therapy for cold sores
>Potential side effects:
- Mild gastrointestinal upset
Potential drug interactions:
- NSAIDs (ibuprofen, naproxen, diclophenac etc)
- Chronic anticoagulation therapy
Complementary natural products:
- Devil’s claw
Contents: 100 Vcaps
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RheumaNat is a 4 times concentrated iporuru extract. The recommended daily dose of Rheumanat varies from 500 to 2000 mg twice a day taken after meals.
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- Rheumatoid Arthritis