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A Blessing from the Jungle, Uña de Gato

Uña de Gato for Sale

Uña de Gato for Sale

Our ancestors, the Incas, considered the earth as their mother, the Pachamama, since it gave them the foods they needed to survive as well as plants that they could use to benefit their health. As a result, the jungle of our Peru was considered a place rich in vegetation, in plants, that made great contributions to combat many different illnesses.

We discover more and more the benefits of the diversity of plants that grow in the jungle of our Peru. One of those is the Uña de Gato. A large percentage of out population has knowledge of it and they consume it for the different problems they have.

This curative plant is a tropical vine of woody and thin trunk that can reach 15 meters in height. It has curved thorns that are like claws that help it grab on to trees.

The benefits given by this plant include defenses against illness. It augments the power of re corpuscles and also stimulates the immune system. It has anti inflammatory and depurative properties. It also contains antioxidants, anticoagulants, and antispasmodics. It is also a diuretic. Many people use it as a treatment for illnesses that bring pain, such as arthritis, osteoarthritis, and gout.

Of course there are also contraindications. The plant should not be used by women who are expecting, since it can cause abortions. In the same way, its use is banned for lactating women. As secondary effects from uña de gato we find that people should not consume it in its fresh form since it can bring about intestinal irritation or diarrhea in sensitive persons.

On the other hand, people who come from the jungle to the highlands often bring with them this beneficial plant and they sell it in the different markets of our city, as well as in food fairs, animal fairs, and so on. They display it openly and explain its benefits and how to use it.

More and more products based on uña de gato are being brought to market to increase its reach so that more and more people receive the benefits of the miraculous and beneficial product.

Brayan Coraza Morveli

Soy completamente cusqueño. Mi profesión es analista de sistemas. Me encanta escuchar y tocar la música andina tanto como bailar break. Me gusta también compartir mi experiencias como cusqueño con gente de otros lados. Una de mis metas es llegar a conocer mi cultura más profundamente y compartirla ampliamente con gente de otras generaciones tanto como con hermanos y hermanas de otros lados de nuestra planeta.

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