Direct from the Source: A Pharmacopeia of South American BotanicalsTM

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Shamans, medicine men, and doctors of the Amazon have used a variety of traditional jungle herbs for many generations. To date, we have only begun to scratch the surface of the the rich, botanical pharmacopeia flourishing in the Amazon. At Herbs America we work to share a small amount of these precious herbs with the rest of the globe. We are always searching for newly discovered plants that have beneficial qualities.

We are in constant contact with the Farmers of Peru and the Amazon Forest and have given over one million dollars to support sustainable harvest products.  All our herbs undergo Third-Party Laboratory Testing to ensure accurate species identification and the highest quality available.

 

 

 

“Even if you follow me for months through the jungle, there will be no end to the medicines we can discover.”  

~ Huni Caiyawa
Cashinahua Medicine Man

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Maca Magic Recipes

Maca is a root vegetable related to the radish family that grows in the mineral rich highlands of Peru in the Andes Mountains at 14,000 ft. elevation. Maca has been used as a staple crop for thousands of years. Maca Magic Balls O’ Energy! Ingredients Maca Magic Maca Root Powder 1/2 C nut/seed butter (ie: [...]

Peruvian Maca Root vs. Chinese Maca Root

If you’ve done a little bit of research you probably already know that Maca root originates in the high Andes mountains and is today primarily grown in Peru and Bolivia. What you probably don’t know is that over the past several years, China has also started growing and exporting Maca root products. This article explains […]

Raw vs. Fresh Maca

Some Sources Claim the Peruvian people never eat raw maca It is a fact that Maca should not be eaten when freshly harvested, but fresh Maca is not the same as raw Maca Many Peruvians will bake the fresh roots, but most of the time the roots are dried Some people may have an adverse […]