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Juniperis brasiliensis

PROPERTIES/ACTIONS: Aphrodisiac, Tonic, Sedative, Hormone Stimulant, Central Nervous System Stimulant

Catuaba, Chuchuhuasha

Catuaba has historically been used as a male hormone stimulant and in cases of impotence. It is excellent for the male reproductive organs and can increase circulation. Used for centuries by the Tupi Indians, they praise it as an aphrodisiac.

An intense central nervous system stimulant, Catuaba fortifies conditions of weakness and nervous exhaustion by activating the cerebral hemispheres. It also eases insomnia due to hypertension.


Any herb which lowers the functional activity of an organ or a body system. It produces a calming effect, sometimes inducing sleep.

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