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Alternative Names

Aperta-ruão, Anisillo, Bamboo piper, Cordoncillo negro, Cordoncillo, Erva-de-jaboti, Erba di Soldato, Erva-de-soldado, False kava, Guayayo, Gaa Ma Da Oedoe, Gusanillo, Higuillo, Herbe du soldat, Hoja santa, Higuillo de Hoja, Jawawa, Jaborandi falso, Jointwood, Kakoro, Man-anihs, Malembe toto, Matico, Matico pepper, Matika, Maticoblätter, Menuda, Matiko, Moho-moho, Moco-moco, Mucumucu, Pimenta-de-fruto-ganchoso, Pimenta de fruto Ganxoso, Pimenta-matico, Pimenta-de-macaco, Shiatani, Santa Maria negro, Soldier's herb, Soldaten kraut, Spiked pepper, Tokondé, Tapa-curaco, Tupa burraco, Upnpoingpoing, Wer-ui-qui-yik

Scientific Name

Piper Aduncum

Why Do People Use Matico?

The oral preparations of Piper aduncum (Matico), like matico powder, can be used for the treatment of a number of infections due to its anti-microbial effects. Matico powder and essential powder has been long used for the treatment of a number of gram positive and gram negative bacterial infections.

Is It Safe To Use?

There no information available in this regard.

How Effective Is Matico?

About the possible effectiveness of matico powder, there is no valid information available.

How Matico Works?

Active ingredients in Piper aduncum include sequiterpenes, benzenoids, flavonoids, heterocycles, monoterpenes, alkaloids and phenylpropanoids. A chemicals group known as chromenes has been found in the leaves and its essential oil, which has documented toxic effects on bacteria and cancer cells. Some other chemicals such as bezenoid chemicals group, have documented cytotoxic and antibacterial actions as well. Matico also consist of chemical known as safrol, which has been utilized successfully in ragrances, powerful insecticides, detergents and soaps products. The chemicals documented in Piper aduncum thus far include: (-)cubebol, (+)caryophyllenol I, 1-8 cineol, 1-2-3-tri-methoxy-5-(2-propenyl)-benzene, 2-acetoxy-1-3-dimethoxy-5-(prop-2-enyl)-benzene, 2-6-dimethoxy-4-(2-propenyl)-phenol, 5-methoxy-6-(2'-propenyl)-benzodioxole, 3-(6-hydroxy-3-7-dimethyl-2-7-benzoic acid methyl ester, octa-trans-2-7-dienoic acid, nervogenic acid, pinostrobin, 6(s)-hydroxy-2-6-dimethyl methyl ester, 7-hydroxy-5-methoxy-dihydro-flavone, 5-methoxy-6-(2-propenyl)-benzo-1-3-dioxole, adunctin A thru E, aduncamide, stigmasterol, thymol, terpineol acetate, alpha-cubebene, alpha-phellandrene, alpha-muurolene, alpha-terpinene, alpha-pinene, alpha-tocopherol, asebogenin, aromadendrene, beta-bisabolol, benzoic acids, beta-cymene, beta-caryophyllene, beta-gurjunene, beta-elemene, beta-selinene, beta-pinene, bicyclogermacrene, beta-sitosterol, cadinene, chromenes, dihydro-chalcones, copaene, eremophilene, dill apiol, geraniol acetate, eupatoriochromene, germacrene B, germacrene D, iso-borneol, globulol, linalool, limonene, methyl-lindaretin, lutein, myristicin, myrcene, nerolidol, nerol acetate, alpha-copaene, aduncumene, alpha-humulene, piperitone, piperaduncin A thru C, sakuranetin, safrole, spathulenol, borneol, borneol acetate, camphor, camphene, chalcones, caryophyllene, cis-ocimene, seichelene, tectochrysin, trans-phytol, trans-ocimene, verbascoside, undecanone and viridiflorol.

What Are The Side Effects /Adverse Reactions of Matico?

None known.

How Matico Interacts With Other Herbs and Supplements?

None known.

How Matico Interacts With Drugs?

None known.

How Matico Interacts With Foods?

None known.

How Matico Interacts With Lab Tests?

None known.

How Matico Interacts With Diseases and Conditions?

Matico powder doesn’t seem to interact with any disease or condition.

What Should Be the Dose/Administration of Matico?

There is no information about the typical dosage of Piper aduncum.



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

Matico 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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