Camu Camu Benefits & Information

Latin Name

Mycaria dubia

Also Known As

Rumberry

Origin

Amazon rain forest

Parts Used

Fruit

Traditional Use and Health Benefits

Camu Camu from Peru is made from berries from the Peruvian Rainforest, wild crafted and then prepared into powder, this ensures the phyto-nutrient content is left intact. Camu Camu is a pink powder and thought to be one of the richest natural sources of Vit C on the planet, it is an anti-oxidant, with a high source of minerals and vitamins, such as:
Iron
Niacin
Phosphorous
Potassium
Riboflavin
Beta-carotene
Amino acids.

Typical Use

Powder 1/2 -2 grams per day.
(Or as directed by a herbal practitioner)

Folklore and History

Camu-camu has never been documented as a traditional herbal remedy for any condition in the Amazon region. In fact, it was not widely eaten as a fruit by the indigenous people, due to its sour, acidic taste. In recent years, the fruits have become popular in Iquitos, Peru, where they are made into drinks and ice creams.

Camu Camu
Constituents

Amino acids serine, valine, and leucine.