Clavohuasca Benefits

Latin Name

Tynanthus panurensis

Also Known As

Clavo huasca, clove vine, white clove, clavohuasca, cipó cravo, cipó trindade


Amazon rain forest

Parts Used

Vine wood, leaves, roots

Traditional Use and Health Benefits

Clavohuasca is prepared traditionally as a tincture. However, is also taken as a wine in South America, and is an effective medicine when taken as a decoction (a tea made from boiling the vine wood). Clavohuasca's main therapeutic action are aphrodisiac, analgesic (pain relief), digestive stimulant, febrifuge (reduces fever), and stimulant. It is traditionally from South America and has been used for centuries in Brazilian and Peruvian medicine. The popularity of Clavohuasca is spreading in Europe and North America, being used primarily as an Aphrodisiac and stimulant.

Clavohuasca is effective in stimulating libido, and sexual desire in men and women. It is most effective for male erectile dysfunction, and as a female aphrodisiac for pre-menopausal woman. Clavohuasca is also known to be effective at calming the stomach, increasing appetite and expelling gas.

Typical Use

Clavohuasca can be taken as a tincture, or as a decoction made from the vine wood.

Folklore and History

The Shipibo-Conibo, Kayapó, and Assurini Indian tribes in the Amazon rainforest have used Clavohuasca for centuries as a remedy for erectile dysfunction and strengthening sexual energy. It is also traditionally an ingredient of Ayahuasca, which is an herbal blend brewed by South American Indian shaman for connecting to the spirit world.

Clavohuasca is used in Peruvian herbal medicine as a remedy for impotence and frigidity, and for treating a fever, and as pain relief. In Brazilian herbal medicine Clavohuasca is used as a remedy for indigestion, intestinal gas and as an aphrodisiac and is known as Cipo cravo.


Preliminary phytochemical analysis by Brazilian scientists have discovered an alkaloid they named tinantina as well as tannic acids, eugenol, and other essential oils.


None known.