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Tamamuri is a very common and well-respected remedy for rheumatism and arthritis throughout the Amazon and in traditional medicine systems in South America.* It is also a very common remedy for syphilis, which is how it earned one of its common names, "vegetable mercury." Mercury was the leading treatment for syphilis in the late 1800s and early 1900s. . . and before we knew any better!* For more information about tamamuri (Brosimum acutifolium), please refer to the Database File for Tamamuri in the Tropical Plant Database. More information can also be found in the new Antimicrobial Guide. To see pictures of tamamuri, click here.
Traditional Uses:* for arthritis, rheumatism and rheumatoid arthritis; for general pain and inflammation (i.e.; muscle pain, injuries, headaches, etc.); for syphilis; for yeast infections (candida) and skin fungi; for gastric ulcers (H. pylori) and other gastrointestinal problemsSuggested Use:* This plant is best prepared as a decoction. Use one teaspoon of powder for each cup of water. Bring to a boil and gently boil in a covered pot for 20 minutes. Allow to cool and settle for 10 minutes and strain warm liquid into a cup (leaving the settled powder in the bottom of the pan). It is traditionally taken in 1 cup dosages 3 times daily. For more complete instrutions on preparing herbal decoctions see the Methods for Preparing Herbal Remedies Page.