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Condurango is a tropical woody vine that can be found in the high mountain jungles and cloud forests between 2,000 and 3,000 m in elevation. It is indigenous to the lower slopes of the Andes in Peru, and is traditionally used there for all types of stomach conditions,* For more complete information about condurango (Marsdenia cundurango), please refer to the Database File for Condurango in the Tropical Plant Database.Traditional Uses:* for indigestion, nausea, vomiting and stomach pain; as a bitter stomach tonic to increase appetite; for gastric ulcers; as a digestive aid to increase and stimulate digestive juices and bile; for nervous eating disorders (anorexia, etc.) 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 1/2 cup dosages, twice daily. For more complete instructions on preparing herbal infusions see the Methods for Preparing Herbal Remedies Page.