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Dracontium loretense

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Jergon sacha has become very popular in Peruvian herbal medicine where it is being used for many types of viruses and for snake bites.* For more complete information on this powerful plant of the rainforest, please see the Plant Database File on Jergon Sacha. More information can also be found in the new Antimicrobial Guide. To see pictures of jergon sacha growing in the Peruvian Amazon, click here. Check out the new Discussion Forums to see if anyone is talking about how they are using this natural rainforest remedy.

Traditional Uses:* for snakebite; for viral infections (HIV, hepatitis, whooping cough, influenza, parvovirus, and others); for upper respiratory problems (cough, bronchitis, asthma, etc.); for spider, bee, scorpion, and other venomous insect bites; as a topical wound healer

Suggested Use: Take one teaspoon 1-3 times daily or as directed by a health care professional. This powder can be stirred into water, juice, or smoothies—heating or cooking is not required. It can be stuffed into capsules, or combined with other herbs or foods. For longer term storage, it can be prepared as a tincture.

Contraindications: Not to be used during pregnancy or while breast-feeding.

Drug Interactions: None known.





Third-Party Published Research*

All available third-party research on jergon sacha can be found at PubMed. A partial listing of the published research on jergon sacha is shown below:

Antiviral Actions:
Napolitano, A., et al. "Qualitative on-line profiling of ceramides and cerebrosides by high performance liquid chromatography coupled with electrospray ionization ion trap tandem mass spectrometry: the case of Dracontium loretense." J Pharm Biomed Anal. 2011 Apr 28;55(1):23-30

Immunostimulant Actions:
Benavides, A., et al. "Oxylipins from Dracontium loretense." J Nat Prod. 2009 May 22;72(5):813-7.

Antivenin Actions:
Nunez, V., et al. “Neutralization of the edema-forming, defibrinating and coagulant effects of Bothrops asper venom by extracts of plants used by healers in Colombia.” Braz. J. Med. Biol. Res. 2004; 37(7): 969-77.
Otero, R., et al. Snakebites and ethnobotany in the Northwest region of Colombia: Part II: neutralization of lethal and enzymatic effects of Bothrops atrox venom.” J. Ethnopharmacol. 2000 Aug; 71(3): 505-11.

Antibacterial Actions:
Kloucek, P., “Antibacterial screening of some Peruvian medicinal plants used in Calleria District.” J. Ethnopharmacol. 2005 Jun; 99(2): 309-12.



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