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Guinea hen weed

Guinea hen weed

In Jamaica, guinea hen weed (GHW) has several names: guinea hen leaf, garlic weed or gully root, but in other countries it is called anamu. This herb is indigenous to the Amazon rainforest and the tropical areas of the Caribbean, Central and South America and Africa. Its botanical name is Petiveria alliacea.

Traditional medicinal uses of GHW date back to the Mayan era in South America. 

Modern herbalists and natural health practitioners now use it for several disorders.

In recent times, modern science has studied GHW intensively and many biologically active compounds have been discovered in the plant: flavonoids, triterpenes, steroids, and sulfur compounds. The published research on GHW now validates many of the historical uses of this herb.


NOTE: We highly recommend that before using any herbal medications you should consult your health care provider or medical doctor for professional advice.
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