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ABUTA
Cissampelos pariera

PROPERTIES/ACTIONS:
Analgesic, Tonic, Diuretic, Aperient, Antiseptic, Expectorant, Anti-inflammatory,
Febrifuge, Antispasmodic, Anticarcinomic, Hepatoprotective, Hypotensive

COMMON NAMES:
Abuta, Butua, False Pareira, Pareira

PHYTOCHEMICALS Include:
Alkaloids, Bebeerine, Cissamine, Cissampareine, Cyclanoline, Cycleanine, Hayatidine, Hayatine, Hayatinine, Menismine, Parierine, Pelosine, Quercitol, Saponin, Tetrandrine

Often referred to as the "Midwives Herb", Abuta has been used for centuries by Brazilian women for menstrual cramps, pre and post natal pain, and to balance the female hormones. It is highly valued for its antispasmodic and analgesic powers.

It's antispasmodic action makes it influential in treating cramps, painful menstruation and pre and post-natal pain. Brazilian Indian women have for centuries valued its analgesic powers, and satchels of almost all midwives contain the root of this plant. In their book, "Medical Botany" (John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1977) Walter H. Lewis and Memory Lewis state, "Cissampelos Pareira roots are used in tropical countries to prevent a threatened miscarriage. The herb is also used to stop uterine hermorrhages" (p.324) Uses: Helpful for menstrual cramps and difficult menstruation, pre and post-natal pain. Aids poor digestion, drowsiness after meals and constipation. Also used in homeopathy, in the form of a mother tincture.

Amazonia men have used Abuta for testicular inflammation. It is also helpful for kidney stones and other minor kidney ailments, and it acts as a diuretic.

HERBAL DEFINITION:
Antispasmodic:
An antispasmodic is an herb which can prevent or ease cramps and spasms in the body.

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