Pau Pereira (Geissospermum vellosii)-Stimulation of the immune system. Contains the alkaloid flavopereirine which may be active against Plasmodium falciparum, one of the parasites that causes malaria. Flavopereirine may also be useful for the treatment of cancer and viral infections.
*hepatitis (hepatitis C)
*prostate cancer (treatment/prevention).
Jagube (Banisteriopsis Caapi) –is one of the natural sources of harmala alkaloids, making it an anti depressant. Researchers from Colombia have found positive results in treating Parkinsons dis-ease with Banisteriopsis Caapi extract.
*stimulates brain development and function
*heals digestive tract
Chacruna (Psychotria Viridis) Used widely among Indigenous people to treat headaches and migraines. It is also infused with Jagube to brew Ayahuasca.
Different tribes have different uses:
*The Tikuna use it on fire ant bites.
*Makuna tribe uses it to treat breathing problems, in very specific doses with infusion
*Andokes use it crushed with water as eye drops, to see with clear vision, especially before a hunt.