Amazon Formula for Women
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Jaguara Amazon Formula for Women was developed to help women put the pounce back into their love life. Jaguara in the Amazon means "she who pounces" and describes the beautiful, sleek and powerful female jaguar of the Rainforest. Jaguara Amazon Formula for Women combines the ancient and empirical herbal wisdom of the Shamans in the Amazon Rainforest for supporting female libido and sex drive with the latest technology in herbal extraction methods. Put the pounce back into your life with Jaguara! For more information on the individual ingredients in Jaguara, follow the links provided below below to the plant database files in the Tropical Plant Database.
Ingredients: A herbal blend of catuaba, clavo huasca, abuta, maca, chuchuhuasi, suma, damiana and sarsaparilla extracted in distilled water, ethanol and glycerine. This formula is probably too complicated for the average non-professional to make since each plant is extracted individually using different methods. Basically, catuaba, clavo huasca, abuta, and chuchuhuasi are tinctured in alcohol (two parts of each plant); maca, suma and sarsaparilla are extracted in water and glycerine (1 part of each plant) and damiana (1 part) is prepared as a strong decoction and added in. See the Methods of Preparing Herbal Remedies page for further information.
Suggested Use: Take 60 drops (2 ml) twice daily.
Not to be used during pregnancy or while breast-feeding.
Do not use in estrogen-positive cancers.
Drug Interactions: May enhance the effect of blood pressure drugs.
Other Practitioner Observations: Abuta has been documented to reduce blood pressure in animal studies. Individuals with low blood pressure should be monitored for this possible effect.
Third-Party Published Research*
This rainforest formula has not been the subject of any clinical research. A partial listing of the published third-party research on each herbal ingredient in the formula is shown below. Please refer to the plant database files by clicking on the plant names below to see all available documentation and research.
Catuaba (Erythroxylum catuaba)
Campos, M. M., et al. “Antidepressant-like effects of Trichilia catigua (Catuaba) extract: evidence for
dopaminergic-mediated mechanisms.” Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2005; 182(1): 45-53.
Vaz, Z. R., et al. “Analgesic effect of the herbal medicine Catuaba in thermal and chemical models of
nociception in mice.” Phytother. Res. 1997; 11(2): 101–6.
Barbosa, N. R., et al. “Inhibition of platelet phospholipase A2 activity by catuaba extract suggests anti-inflammatory properties.” Phytother. Res. 2004; 18(11): 942-4.
Clavo Huasca (Tynanthus panurensis)
Plaza, A., et al. “Phenylpropanoid glycosides from Tynanthus panurensis: characterization and LC-MS
quantitative analysis.” J. Agric. Food Chem. 2005 Apr; 53(8): 2853-8.
Abuta (Cissampelos pareira)
Bullough, C., et al. “Herbal medicines used by traditional birth attendants in Malawi.” Trop. Geograph. Med.
1982; 34: 81-85.
Tiwari, K. C., et al. “Folklore information from Assam for family planning and birth control.” Int. J. Crude Drug
Res. 1982 Nov; 20(3):133-7.
Feng, P. C., et al. “Pharmacological screening of some West Indian medicinal plants.” J. Pharm. Pharmacol.
1962; 14: 556–61.
Maca (Lepidium meyenii)
Ruiz-Luna, A.C., et al. “Lepidium meyenii (Maca) increases litter size in normal adult female mice.” Reprod.
Biol. Endocrinol. 2005 May; 3(1): 16.
Cicero, A. F., et al. “Hexanic maca extract improves rat sexual performance more effectively than methanolic
and chloroformic maca extracts.” Andrologia. 2002; 34(3): 177–79.
Zheng, B. L., et al. “Effect of a lipidic extract from Lepidium meyenii on sexual behavior in mice and rats."
Urology 2000; 55(4): 598–602.
Lopez-Fando, A., et al. “Lepidium peruvianum Chacon restores homeostasis impaired by restraint stress.”
Phytother. Res. 2004; 18(6): 471-4.
Bogani, P., et al. “Lepidium meyenii (Maca) does not exert direct androgenic activities.” J. Ethnopharmacol.
2005 Oct 17;
Chuchuhuasi (Maytenus krukovii)
Nakagawa, H., et al. “Chemical constituents from the Colombian medicinal plant Maytenus laevis.” J. Nat.
Prod. 2004; 67(11): 1919-24.
Gonzalez, J. G., et al. “Chuchuhuasha—a drug used in folk medicine in the Amazonian and Andean areas. A
chemical study of Maytenus laevis.” J. Ethnopharm. 1982; 5: 73–7.
Moreira, R. R., et al. “Release of intermediate reactive hydrogen peroxide by macrophage cells activated by
natural products.” Biol. Pharm. Bull. 2001; 24(2): 201-4.
Suma (Pfaffia paniculata)
Oshima, M., et al. “Pfaffia paniculata-induced changes in plasma estradiol-17beta, progesterone and
testosterone levels in mice.” J. Reprod. Dev. 2003 Apr; 49(2): 175-80.
Arletti, R., et al. “Stimulating property of Turnera diffusa and Pfaffia paniculata extracts on the sexual
behavior of male rats." Psychopharmacology. 1999; 143(1): 15–9.
Nishimoto, N., et al. “Three ecdysteroid glycosides from Pfaffia." Phytochemistry. 1988; 27(6): 1665–68.
Damiana (Turnera diffusa)
Kumar, S., et al. “Anti-anxiety activity studies on homoeopathic formulations of Turnera aphrodisiaca Ward.”
Evid. Based Complement. Alternat. Med. 2005 Mar; 2(1): 117-119.
Rowland, D. L., et al. “A review of plant-derived and herbal approaches to the treatment of sexual
dysfunctions.” J. Sex Marital Ther. 2003 May-Jun; 29(3): 185-205.
Arletti, R., et al. “Stimulating property of Turnera diffusa and Pfaffia paniculata extracts on the sexual-behavior of male rats." Psychopharmacology. 1999; 143(1): 15–19.
Jiu, J. “A survey of some medicinal plants of Mexico for selected biological activity.” Lloydia. 1966; 29:
Zava, D. T., et al. “Estrogen and progestin bioactivity of foods, herbs and spices.” Proc. Soc. Exp. Biol. Med.
1998; 217(3): 369–78.
Sarsaparilla (Smilax sp)
Chu, K. T., et al. “Smilaxin, a novel protein with immunostimulatory, antiproliferative, and HIV-1-reverse
transcriptase inhibitory activities from fresh Smilax glabra rhizomes.” Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 2005
Dec; 340(1): 118.
Jiang, J., et al. “Immunomodulatory activity of the aqueous extract from rhizome of Smilax glabra in the later
phase of adjuvant-induced arthritis in rats." J. Ethnopharmacol. 2003; 85(1): 53–9.
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