Superfood: Camu Camu

Superfood: Camu Camu

2 0

CAMU CAMU

 

Camu camu is a South American bush that grows on the riverbanks of the Amazon rainforest. It occurs naturally in areas of periodic flooding, such as lowlands around river courses and lakes. The berries of the camu bush have been used by Amazonian Indians for thousands of years.

 

This highly nutritious, small, red fruit is a rich source of phytochemicals and antioxidants that support and enhance health. Camu camu berries are one of the highest sources of vitamin C in the world, containing 50 times more than oranges! Natural plant-source vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that prevents damage to your DNA caused by free radicals. The berries are also a significant source of potassium, iron, calcium and vitamin A.

 

THE MAGIC OF CAMU CAMU

 

Antidepressant

Immune system support

Nervous system protector

Anti-Arthritic

Antiviral

Calming

Longevity

 

 

Antidepressant

Dr James Duke, chief botanist for 30 years with the USDA and author of the best-selling, Green Pharmacy, lists camu camu as number 2 in a list of hundreds of botanicals with natural anti depressant properties. The phytochemicals with antidepressant activities include anti – anxiety calcium, four antidepressant compounds, four immune-stimulant compounds and one serotonergic compound.

Immune system support

Camu camu helps kill viruses that could threaten your immune system

Nervous system protector

Vitamin C protects the nervous system, which includes your brain, eyes and the nerves running throughout your body. It helps to maintain good eyesight. It also protects the brain from degenerative disorders such as dementia and Alzheimer’s.

Anti-arthritic

The vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals in camu camu help reduce inflammation, which helps to ease the pain of arthritis.

Antiviral

Camu camu contains anti-herpetic properties.

Calming

Camu camu has extremely high concentrations of the plant growth stimulant GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid) – up to three times more than other plants. The neurotransmitter GABA, which is the brains pacemaker, helps to turn off excess adrenalin and calm one down.

Longevity

Research indicates that the more carotenoids you have in your diet, the longer you will live.

Leave a comment