October 11th is Indigenous Peoples’ Day, and to commemorate this important day, we’d like to introduce you to our friends in the Shipibo community in Peru who supply our Cats Claw.
Many of you are understandably searching for natural and holistic ways to support your lung health and complement the current COVID therapeutics offered by conventional medicine. This is leading more people to discover a therapeutic botanical, Desmodium adscendens. I wanted to share my almost two decades of experience with this extraordinary medicinal plant.
Your Whole World Botanicals products are being endangered by an oil spill in the Ecuadorian Amazon. What’s worse is that a court has rejected an appeal by indigenous and human rights organizations to prosecute the oil company responsible.
One of the most popular supplements and natural food products in recent years is the root vegetable known as Maca. For centuries, Maca has been grown at high altitudes in the Peruvian Andes, where it’s still harvested, heated, and dried according to time-tested methods. Peruvians have long used Maca as a traditional remedy for a variety of health issues, including low libido, fertility, premenstrual syndrome, menopause, fatigue symptoms, and mood issues, among others.
Botanicals like Camu Camu (Myrciaria dubia) and Cat’s Claw (Uncaria tomentosa) are widely used in naturopathic (natural medicine) circles for their antiviral and immune system-supporting properties. Camu Camu is the most potent source of natural Vitamin C on the planet, making it a powerhouse for immune system support. Desmodium (Desmodium adscendens) is another wonderful botanical that, while not known for its antiviral properties, promotes healthy lung function, relieves congestion, and promotes easy breathing – a major issue in both bacterial and viral pneumonia and a host of other upper and lower respiratory illnesses, including bronchitis and the common cold.