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Alternative Names

Chucchu Huashu, Chocha huasha, Chuchuasi, Chuchasha, Chuchuwasha, Chuchuhuasca

Scientific Name

Maytenus Macrocarpa

Why Do People Use Chuchuhuasi?

To get the best results, Maytenus macrocarpa (Chuchuhuasi) bark is chewed. Chuchuhuasi powder may also be effective for a number of ailments, which include diarrhea, arthritis, menstrual irregularities, and upset stomach. Other reasons of using chuchuhuasi are effectively dispersing and breaking up lactic acid and as a muscle relaxant. It improves virility. Its bark has extremely unpleasant taste therefore used as an alcoholic decoction generally mixed with bee honey. Chuchuhuasi powder may show antioxidant and revitalizing activities and may also increase effectiveness of immunological system. Its analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties play a vital role for curing rheumatic conditions. Preliminary evidences also suggest that Maytenus macrocarpa is effective for relieving pain because of its analgesic effects. Chuchuhuasi powder has anti-arthritic and anti-inflammatory effects that are helpful in the treatment of alcoholism, MS and Parkinson’s disease. Chuchuhuasi extract is also useful for nervous tissue revitalize and rejuvenates the nervous system. Maytenus macrocarpa is also effective in the treatment of nervous systems chronic diseases and is used as adjuvant for this purpose.

Is It Safe To Use?

To rate the safety of chuchuhuasi in lactation, pregnancy and for other uses, there is no authentic information available. In some instances, hypersensitivity reactions have been reported in susceptible individuals.

How Effective Is Chuchuhuasi?

Maytenus macrocarpa is a known stimulant. Chuchuhuasi root and bark is rich in several valuable pharmacological substances. These substances may be useful in the treatment of several nervous system disorders.

How Chuchuhuasi Works?

Most effective biochemical substances of chuchuhuasi powder are nocotinyl, sesquiterpenes, alkaloids maytensine, and triterpenes.

What Are The Side Effects /Adverse Reactions of Chuchuhuasi?

There are no known side effects reported due to usage of Chuchuhuasi. However, hypersensitivity has been reported in some instances.

How Chuchuhuasi Interacts With Other Herbs and Supplements?

There is no known interaction between chuchuhuasi powder and different supplements & herbs.

How Chuchuhuasi Interacts With Drugs?

There is no known interaction of drugs with Maytenus macrocarpa.

How Chuchuhuasi Interacts With Foods?

There is no known interaction between chuchuhuasi powder and other food items.

How Chuchuhuasi Interacts With Lab Tests?

There is no known interaction between chuchuhuasi and various labs tests.

How Chuchuhuasi Interacts With Diseases and Conditions?

There is no known interaction between chuchuhuasi powder and different diseases and conditions.

What Should Be the Dose/Administration of Chuchuhuasi?

Generally chuchuhuasi extract should be taken before breakfast and for effective results keep this routine for minimum one month. For this purpose mix 3 mg chuchuhuasi extract in 250 mL water thrice every day. But this dosage should not be exceeded otherwise adverse effects can occur. In order to make dietary Supplement of chuchuhuasi, boil one tablespoon of ground chuchuhuasi in one liter water for continuously 20 minutes. Chill and strain overnight.


Tree of Maytenus macrocarpa is found in the Western regions of Amazonia. The leaves, roots and bark are well known ethnomedicine and are utilized for a number of traditional purposes. Chuchuhuasi powder is traditionally utilized for the treatment of tuberculosis, rheumatism, stomach ache, bronchitis and other fever problems. But several medical researches have started to discover more uses of chuchuhuasi powder.

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.


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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