Huanarpo Macho Powder|
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In herbal medicine systems in Peru, Huanarpo macho is considered aphrodisiac, anti-asthmatic, anti-diabetic, antitussive, anti-ulcerous, and nervine.* It is widely used to restore male sexual potency, for premature ejaculation, erectile dysfunction, and as a male sexual tonic and aphrodisiac.* To learn more about this wonderful rainforest plant, go to the Tropical Plant Database file on Huanarpo Macho. To see photographs of huanarpo macho click here. Check out the new Discussion Forums to see if anyone is talking about how they are using this natural rainforest remedy.
Traditional Uses:* as a male sexual stimulant, libido enhancer and aphrodisiac; for erectile dysfunction; for renal and adrenal support; as a nervine to calm and support the central nervous system; as an antitussive (for coughs, asthma and bronchitis)
Suggested Use: Huanarpo Macho is best prepared as an alcohol tincture. Combine 1 part bark powder with 4 parts 90 proof alcohol (everclear or vodka). Allow to macerate for 2 weeks while agitating solution daily. Strain into a clean bottle and seal. It is traditionally taken in dosages of 3 ml (90 drops) twice daily or as needed.
For more complete instructions on preparing herbal decoctions see the Methods for Preparing Herbal Remedies Page.
Contraindications: None reported.
Drug Interactions: None reported.
Third-Party Published Research*
All available third-party research on huanarpo macho can be found at PubMed.A partial listing of the published research on huanarpo macho is shown below:
Benavides A., et al. “Catechin derivatives in Jatropha macrantha stems: characterisation and LC/ESI/MS/MS quali-quantitative analysis.” J. Pharm. Biomed. Anal. 2006 Feb 24; 40(3): 639-47.
Tits, M., et al. “Anti-inflammatory prodelphinidins from blackcurrant (Ribes nigrum) leaves.” Planta Med. 1991; 57: A134.
Blazso, G., et al. “Antiinflammatory activities of procyanidin-containing extracts from Pinus pinaster Ait. after oral and cutaneous application. Pharmazie. 1997; 52: 380–382.
Haqqi, T. M., et al. “Prevention of collagen-induced arthritis in mice by a polyphenolic fraction from green tea.” Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci.1999; 96: 4524–4529.
Agarwal, R., et al. “Inhibition of skin tumor promoter-caused induction of epidermal
ornithine decarboxylase in SENCAR mice by polyphenolic fraction isolated from green tea
and its individual epicatechin derivatives.” Cancer Res. 1992; 52: 3582–3588.
Maffei Facino, R., et al. “Procyanidins from Vitis vinifera seeds protect rabbit heart from ischemia/reperfusion injury: antioxidant intervention and/or iron and copper sequestering ability.” Planta Med. 1996; 62: 495–502.
Aucamp, J., et al. “Inhibition of xanthine oxidase by catechins from tea (Camellia sinensis). Anticancer Res. 1997; 17: 4381–4385.
Bagchi, D., et al. “Protective effects of grape seed proanthocyanidins and selected
antioxidants against TPA-induced hepatic and brain lipid peroxidation and DNA
fragmentation and peritoneal macrophage activation in mice.” Gen. Pharmacol. 1998; 30: 771–776.
Bouhalidi R, et al. “High protection by grape seed proanthocyanidins (GSPC) of
polyunsaturated fatty acids against UVC-induced peroxidation. CR. Acad. Sci. III. 1998;
Zhao, J., et al. “Anti-tumor-promoting activity of a polyphenolic fraction isolated from grape seeds in the mouse skin two-stage initiation-promotion protocol and identification of procyanidin B5-3'-gallate as the most effective antioxidant constituent.” Carcinogenesis. 1999; 20:1737–1745.
Bagchi, D., et al. “Cellular protection with proanthocyanidins derived from grape seeds.” Ann. NY. Acad. Sci. 2002; 957: 260–270.
Comhaire, F., et al. “The role of food supplements in the treatment of the infertile man.” Reproductive Biomedicine Online. 2003; 7(4): 385-391.
Stanslavov, R., et al. “Treatment of erectile dysfunction with pycnogenol and L-arginine.” J. Sex Marital Ther. 2003; 29: 207-213.
Roseff, S. J., et al. Improvement of sperm quality and function with French maritime pine
tree bark extract. J. Reprod. Med. 2002; 47(10): 821-824.
Packer, L., et al. “Antioxidant activity and biologic properties of a procyanidin-rich extract from pine (Pinus maritima) bark, Pycnogenol.” Free Rad. Biol. Med. 1999; 27(5-6): 704-724.
Sanabria, G. G. R. “Thesis: Aislamiento y identificacion de un alcaloide del extractro alcoholico de la Jatropha macrantha (Huanarpo macho) con propiedades afrodisiacas.” Universidad Nacional de San Agustin, UNSA, Peru
Richards, T., et al. “NMR and simulated annealing investigations of bradykinin in presence of polyphenols.” J. Biol. Struct. Dyn. 2001 Feb; 18(4): 627-37.
Trinity, J., et al. “Endothelial dysfunction in erectile dysfunction: role of the endothelium in erectile physiology and disease.” J. of Andrology. 2003; 24(90060)
Becker, A. J., et al. “Possible role of bradykinin and angiotensin II in the regulation of penile erection and detumescence.” Urology. 2001c; 57: 193–198.
Desmarchelier, C., et al. “Total reactive antioxidant potential (TRAP) and total antioxidant reactivity (TAR) of medicinal plants used in Southwest Amazona (Bolivia and Peru).” Int. J. Pharmacog. 1997; 35(4): 288-296.
Oshima, M., et al. “Effects of Lepidium meyenii Walp and Jatropha macrantha on blood levels of estradiol-17 beta, progesterone, testosterone and the rate of embryo implantation in mice.” J. Vet. Med. Sci. 2003; 65(10): 1145-6.
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