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Clavo Huasca Extract
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In Peruvian herbal medicine, clavo huasca is widely regarded as an libido booster for women.* It is an ingredient in two famous formulas for which are widely sold in the herbal markets and stores in Peru for sexual potency; one called Siete raices (Seven Roots) and the other is Rompe Calzon (Bust your Britches).* For more information about clavo huasca vine (Tynanthus panurensis), please refer to the Database File for Clavo huasca in the Tropical Plant Database. To see pictures of clavo huasca click here.
Traditional Uses:* as a female aphrodisiac for pre-menopausal women; for muscle pain and aches; as a digestive aid to calm the stomach, increase appetite, and expel intestinal gas; as a male aphrodisiac and for erectile function; as a general tonic (tones, balances, strengthens overall body functions)
Contraindications: Not to be used during pregnancy or while breast-feeding.
Drug Interactions: None reported.
Other Observations: Some women have reported becoming too sexually aggressive on clavo huasca with continued daily use. If this occurs reduce usage to 2-3 times weekly.
Published Research on Clavo Huasca
All available third-party research on clavo huasca can be found at PubMed. A partial listing of the published research on clavo huasca is shown below:
Anti-inflammatory Actions: Morales, L., et al. "Bioactive properties of Tynanthus panurensis (Bureau) Sanwith bark extract, the Amazonian "clavo huasca"." J Med Food. 2011 Sep;14(9):939-43.
Antioxidant Actions: Morales, L., et al. "Bioactive properties of Tynanthus panurensis (Bureau) Sanwith bark extract, the Amazonian "clavo huasca"." J Med Food. 2011 Sep;14(9):939-43.
Nagababu, E., et al. "Assessment of antioxidant activity of eugenol in vitro and in vivo." Methods Mol. Biol. 2010; 610: 165-80.
Kar Mahapatra, S., et al. " Eugenol protects nicotine-induced superoxide mediated oxidative damage in murine peritoneal macrophages in vitro." Eur. J. Pharmacol. 2009 Nov; 623(1-3): 132-40.
Slamenova, D., et al. "Investigation of anti-oxidative, cytotoxic, DNA-damaging and DNA-protective effects of plant volatiles eugenol and borneol in human-derived HepG2, Caco-2 and VH10 cell lines." Mutat. Res. 2009 Jun-Jul; 677(1-2): 46-52.
Plaza, A., et al. "Phenylpropanoid glycosides from Tynanthus panurensis: characterization and LC-MS quantitative analysis." J. Agric. Food Chem. 2005 Apr; 53(8): 2853-8.
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