What is Desmodium?

Botanical Name: Desmodium adscendens

Also Known As: Amor Seco or Pega Pega in Latin America, and Strong Back Herb in Jamaica and the Caribbean

Desmodium adscendens is a rainforest plant native to Peru, Jamaica, Central America and West Africa. It is called “Strong Back Herb” in Jamaica. In Peru, it is known as Amor Seco or Pega Pega.

Traditionally, Desmodium adscendens is known to have the following properties:

  • Relief from an overactive immune system response*
  • Healthy lung function*
  • Free flow of air in lungs and nasal passages*
  • Healthy liver function*
  • Healthy liver enzyme level regulation*
  • Relief from occasional and minor muscle tightness*
  • Coughing up phlegm*

Through Scientific Research, Desmodium adscendens has been shown to:

  • Help reduce liver enzyme levels in the blood*
  • Have a positive effect on the functioning of the lungs*
  • Promote healthy breathing: fast-acting bronchial dilator*
  • Stop coughing and sneezing due to allergic reaction*
  • Stop itching and running eyes due to allergic reaction*
  • Support the free flow of air through the lungs by helping to prevent the constriction of the bronchials and promoting the relaxation of the bronchial tubes that are in spasm. The relaxation effect is very rapid, within a few minutes.*
  • Have anti-anaphylactic shock properties*
  • Promotes a healthy inflammation response and speeds healing of injuries to knees, shoulders and other joints and tendons of the body.*
  • Take muscles out of spasm, including the smooth muscles of the lungs (useful in asthma attacks) and the smooth muscles of the uterus, which is helpful for menstrual cramps.*