Clavo huasca (Clove vine or White clove) is a large woody vine (liana) from the Amazon
The bark and root have a typically clove-like smell. The vine has a distinctive "Maltese cross"
design in the wood, when cross-sectioned.
It is an exotic aphrodisiac (natural sexual stimulant) and used by both men and women for sexual potency and
Also used as a digestive aid, general tonic, to treat rheumatism and as an appetite stimulant; it also helps with
Alkaloid D-tubocurarine, mono- and bisindole quaternary alkaloids: Guiaflavine, 5',6'-dehydroguiaflavine,
9-methoxy-Nb-methylgeissoschizol; C-alkaloid O, fluorocurine, mavacurine, macusine B and C-profluorocurine,
phenylpropanoid glycoside (eugenol), katchimoside.
Clove vine is used in traditional Amazonian medicine as a tonic and energizer as well as a treatment for
A study of the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities of Clove vine bark extract, showed the presence
of saponins and a high concentration of phenols and flavonoids.
Tests also showed that the extract has free radical-scavenging antioxidant properties and reduces microsomal
lipid peroxidation, uric acid synthesis, and tumor necrosis factor-α production.
The bark extract (as an herbal tincture) could be beneficial for treating inflammation (the main traditional use of this plant.
Tincture: check with your herbalist or homeopath.
Infusion (herbal tea): half - cup daily. 30 minutes before sexual intercourse.
No adverse side effects are known
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Bisindole alkaloids from Strychnos guianensis are effective antagonists of nicotinic acetylcholine receptors in cultured human TE671 cells.
Wins P, Margineanu I, Penelle J, Angenot L, Grisar T, Bettendorff L.
Center for Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology, University of Liege, place Delcour, 17, 4020 Liege, Belgium
Quaternary indole alkaloids from the stem bark of Strychnos guianensis.
Penelle J, Tits M, Christen P, Molgo J, Brandt V, Frederich M, Angenot L.
Universite de Liege, Institut de Pharmacie, CHU, Belgium. firstname.lastname@example.org
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It is based on scientific studies (human, animal, or in vitro), clinical experience, or traditional usage.
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