Whole World Botanicals' Product: Royal Camu (Camu-Camu)General name: Camu-camu, bayberry fruit
Scientific name: Myrciaria dubia
Sometimes known as: Rumberry, guavaberry, guaveberry, mirto, murta, guayabillo, coco-carette, merisier-cerise, bois de basse batard, cabo de chivo, escobillo, mije, mije colorado, mijo
Description: Royal Camu comes from camu-camu, the name of a fruit that comes from a bush of the same name which grows close to the river banks in the Amazonian rain forest of South America. The camu-camu fruit is approximately 20 milimeters in diameter and has a pruplish red skin with a yellow pulp. When dried, the pulp becomes light beige in color. The small flowers of camu-camu bush have waxy white petals and an exquisite aroma. Traditionally made into a juice by people of the rainforest to help maintain their health, camu-camu has more Vitamin C than any other known botanical. The highest quality camu-camu contains 30 to 60 times more Vitamin C than an orange, plus bioflavanoids, and a combination of phytonutrients unique to the camu-camu fruit. Unfortunately, most of the commercially prepared camu-camu has a negligible amount of Vitamin C, which has led to a lack of appreciation of this most potent botanical. It also contains the amino acids, serine, valine, and leucine, as well as small amounts of thiamine, riboflavin and niacin. Camu-camu is traditionally used to support the immune system, and to help maintain optimal health, especially under conditions of stress and anxiety, which tend to deplete the immune system. Camu-camu helps to promote healthy gums, eyes, and skin and supports the functions of the brain (nervous system) and heart (circulatory system).
Uses: Traditionally, native medicine practioners and herbalists have recommended camu-camu to:
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