Camu camu is a wild harvested plant from small lakes in the center of the Amazon jungle. The most sought after species of the plant, Myrciaria dubia, occurs abundantly in wild swamps along rivers and lakes in Amazonian Peru, Brazil, and Venezuela.
The wild jungle berry is a fascinating plant that produces a small, grape-sized berry that contains the highest recorded source of vitamin C on the planet- a product we call Camu Camu Mega-C- yeilding about 30 times the Vitamin C content of oranges or lemons and much higher than acerola fruit. The Camu-Camu fruit has a surprising range of medicinal and therapeutic effects as measured both by traditional use and a variety of phytochemical compounds which experimentally have demonstrated a multitude of effects including energy boosting, mood-lifting and strengthening the immune system, among others. It has documented astringent, antioxidant, emollient, and nutritive properties as well. . For more information click here.