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JERGON SACHA | Amazonian Antiviral
Antidote of the Rainforest
Jergón Sacha is one of the more unusual and interesting rainforest remedies coming from the Amazon today. Ethnobotanically, Jergón Sacha is considered a "signature plant": the plant's indigenous uses are directly related to its appearance. In this particular case, the trunk-like stem and its mottled coloring closely resembles a poisonous snake indigenous to the areas in which it grows.
Local villagers as well as Indian tribes throughout the Amazon use the large tuber or rhizome of the Jergón Sacha plant as an antidote for the bite of these snakes. In addition to snakebites, the powdered tuberous rhizome is taken internally for asthma, menstrual disorders, chlorosis, and whooping cough in Brazilian herbal medicine. The root powder is used topically for scabies and the juice of the fresh rhizome is applied externally to treat sores caused by blowflies (and put directly on the site of a snakebite). It is touted there as a natural remedy to help against HIV/AIDS symptoms, cancerous tumors, gastrointestinal problems, hernias (as a decoction applied topically), hand tremors, heart palpitations, and to enhance immune function.
This plant is truly a treasure! Ours is wildcrafted by Indigenous Peoples in the Ucayali and Madre de Dios Region of the Peruvian Amazon.
- Antiviral, antibacterial, and antiparisitic* [R]
- May neutralize venom and other toxicity* [R]
- Immune stimulant* [R]
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any diseases.
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Jergon Sacha (Dracontium loretense) Rhizome^
^Wildcrafted in Peru
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Serving Size: 1 tsp
Add 1 tsp in your favorite tea, coffee, juice, smoothie, etc. Use 2-3 times per day.
To Make a Poultice:
Add warm/hot water (just a little though, try not to over soak) and mix it in a bowl as if making a face mask (you want the same consistency) Pro tip: add some raw honey for an extra healing and anti-bacterial boost! Get it to the right consistency and you can place it on the cleaned affected area. Cover with bandages (or traditionally banana leaves when treating a snake bite). Repeat as needed until you see the wound healing.
How to Store
Store away from heat & light.
Add 1tsp of Jergon Sacha per 6-8oz of hot water. Allow to steep for 3-4 minutes. Add honey or other aromatic herbs such as cardamom, ginger, thyme, or rosemary to enhance the taste. You can also add this herb to your favorite chai, and/or combine with our other anti-viral formulas such as Cold's Cocktail or Black Elderberry Elixir for an added immune boost! Sip in prayer, and enjoy.