Anamu (Petiveria alliacea)
Summarized Description: Anamu is the sole species of the Petiveria genus. A shrub that grows up to 1 meter in height, Anamu has a deep root structure, small greenish piccate flowers, and is known for its garlic-like smell. Ethnobotanically, the herb is used the treat cancer, leukemia, colds, viruses, yeast infections, and UTI. Although this herbal can be found in the U.S., in USDA Zones 9 through 11 (southern Texas and Florida), we obtain our product from the Peruvian Amazon.
Other common names for Anamu include Garlic Weed -- (not to be confused with Ajo Te, or garlic tea), Ajillo, Conga Root, Erva de Alho, Garlic-Scented Huinea Weed, Mucura, Skunkroot, among others.
Uses & Protocols: Anamu is normally taken either via capsules or by infusion. Because of its strong organoleptics, we have decided to make it only available in the 120 capsule format. Initial Dosage: One capsule, 2x a day, unless otherwise directed by your naturopathic physician.
Warnings & Contraindications: Do not use Anamu if you are pregnant, diabetic, or currently using blood thinner medication -- (the reason being this herb exerts its own mild blood thinning property.)