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Alternative Names

Butua Bejunco de Cerca Feuille de Velous, False Pareira, Herbe des Sages-Femmes, Menispermaceae, Patha, Pareira, Patacon, Vigne Sauvage, Velvetleaf, Vigne Maronne CAUTION: Please refer to separate listing for Pareira.

Scientific Name

Cissampelos Pareira

Why Do People Use Abuta?

Abuta powder is the commonly used form of Cissampelos pareira (Abuta). Following is why people use abuta: Skin Conditions - Abuta powder is very commonly used for the treatment of a number of conditions pertaining to skin like acne, boils, burns, erysipelas, sores, edema, itching, rabies, dog bites and wounds. Gastrointestinal Conditions - Cissampelos pareira is believed to cure a number of complications and diseases associated with gastrointestinal system including dyspepsia, cholera, colic pain, diabetes, dysentery, and stomachache. It also functions as a purgative. Reproductive Health - Use of Abut is also believed to help with number of conditions pertaining to male and female reproductive health including female fertility, leukorrhea, menorrhagia, parturition, as a stimulant of menstrual blood flow, and as an aphrodisiac. Eye Conditions - Abut powder also finds way for the treatment of a number of eye related diseases including vernereal eye infections, and for a number of eye related infections. CNS Conditions - Cissampelos pareira is also used for the treatment of a number of central nervous system related conditions including convulsions, delirium, for nervous children and it is also functions as a stimulant.

Is It Safe To Use?

Information that could rate the safety of use of abuta powder for above mentioned conditions is rather lacking. Lactation & Pregnancy - Nursing and pregnant females should avoid the use of Cissampelos pareira because there is lack of authentic information that could determine the safety of this product during these sensitive stages. Therefore, pregnant and lactating females should not use abuta without consulting with their health care providers.

How Effective Is Abuta?

Studies on the effectiveness of abuta powder for the above mentioned conditions are not available. So, nothing can be said about the effectiveness of abuta on scientific grounds.

How Abuta Works?

Part of the plant above the ground, bark and the roots make the applicable parts of Cissampelos pareira. Abuta powder has shown to contain a number of active constituents in it. Some of these constituents include cissaine, alkaloids hayathining, hayatin and others. Alkaloids of hayatin and hayatinin are chemically similar to curare. Therefore, these compounds have relaxant effects on the muscles of body similar to tubocurarine. A classpeloflavone has been isolated from abuta. This compound has shown to possess significant antiprotozol activity in laboratory investigations.

What Are The Side Effects /Adverse Reactions of Abuta?

There is no available data that could show that use of Abuta powder can stimulate adverse reactions.

How Abuta Interacts With Other Herbs and Supplements?

No adverse reaction has been reported with the concomitant use of Cissampelos pareira and different herbs and supplements.

How Abuta Interacts With Drugs?

There is no reported interaction of abuta with different drugs.

How Abuta Interacts With Foods?

There is no known interaction of abuta powder with different food items.

How Abuta Interacts With Lab Tests?

There is no reported interaction of Cissampelos pareira with different lab results.

How Abuta Interacts With Diseases and Conditions?

There is lack of information that could explain the interaction of abuta powder with different diseases and conditions.

What Should Be the Dose/Administration of Abuta?

One oral preparation of abuta is its powdered form available in the form of tablets and capsules. These preparations should be taken in a dose of 1-2 grams twice each day. Abuta can also be used as a 4:1 tincture. The dose used for this tincture is around 2 to 4 ml two times a day.


Cissampelos pareira should not be confused with Abuta grandfolia. Abuta grandfolia, like Cissampelos pareira, is also referred to as abuta and is a South American plant used for making arrow poison due to its high curare content.

General Certificate of Analysis (COA)

Specification sheet links below are a standard copy of the COA less the batch or lot number and manufactures dates. Specification sheet can be dated and should only be considered as a general information. Please contact and request an up to date COA if needed for specific updated information before placing order by filling out the contact form with product name and SKU number. If ordering quantities of twenty five kilos or more contact for availability.

Specification Sheets

Abuta Powder


These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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