This product is no longer sold by Raintree Nutrition, Inc. See the main product page for more information on why. Click on one of the product search links in the left margin of this page to find other available products. You can also see the rainforest products page to find other companies selling rainforest herbal supplements or rainforest plants in general.Natural health practitioners and herbalists in South America use amor seco for asthma and allergies and for muscle spasms and back pain.* To see photographs of amor seco click here. For more complete information on this rainforest plant, please see the Database File for Amor seco in the Tropical Plant Database.
Traditional Uses:* for asthma and allergies; for respiratory problems (bronchitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease [COPD], emphysema, excessive phlegm/mucous); as a general antispasmodic, muscle relaxant, and pain-reliever for colic, stomach and bowel cramping, arthritis, muscle/joint aches, pain, injuries and spasms; for menstrual disorders (cramps, excessive bleeding, pain, vaginal discharge); for convulsions (allergic reactions and epilepsy)
Suggested Use: This plant is best prepared as an infusion (tea): Use one teaspoon of powder for each cup of water. Pour boiling water over herb in cup and allow to steep 10 minutes. Strain tea (or allow settled powder to remain in the bottom of cup) and drink warm. It is traditionally taken in 1 cup dosages, 2-3 times daily. For more complete instructions on preparing herbs, see the Methods for Preparing Herbal Remedies Page.
Contraindications: None known.
Drug Interactions: None published.