by Oberon - Jevari
This is the one herb that has actually inspired the indigenous Amazonians to compose many songs about its wonders. One of the ways Jatoba seems to address energy is through supporting the liver which is the heart of enzymes in your body.
Take a breath. Stop. Don't let it out. Keep reading. Instead of taking it for granted, hold it in and savor it. Feel how satisfying the oxygen feels in your chest. Don't let it out, but take only tiny, shallow baby breaths - mere sips - of air in and out. Then notice how within just a few seconds that is all you can think about. Now go back to normal breathing. None of us are more than a few seconds from needing air. We are literally living on the edge 24/7.
Breathing is health. Nutrients that facilitate optimum diaphragm, sinus, bronchial, and lung functioning are able to benefit health by every measure - from cancer resistance to wound healing, to complexion, to sexual optimization, to mental clarity The list goes on and on...
When you read the research on the Amor Seco plant, you see words like anti-anaphylactic, anti-asthmatic, anti-inflammatory, bronchodilator, and many references to asthma and bronchitis. In Central America, the same phytonutrients have been observed to be helpful in all sorts of aches and pains - head, neck, back, joints and muscles - rheumatism and arthritis.
The more we know about phytonutrition, malnutrition, toxic environment, toxic diet, arthritis and allergies, the better we understand how the same phytonutrients can help with the seemingly diverse issues of arthritis and asthma. They share similar root chemistry aggravated by phytonutrient malnutrition. Get the right phyto-catalysts and their environment disappears - along with all the varying ailments it accommodated.
In indigenous Amazonia, Amor Seco is also thought to help re-ignite fading or lost heart-love. It is regarded as magic, though research is scant on its effects on pheromones or perhaps other more subtle, yet to be discovered avenues of amour. However, there does seem to be a connection between this plant and the female reproductive system - and thus, very likely to pheromone signals of fertility and attraction - the real thing.
In some cultures, Amor Seco is used against ringworm, and in others it is used as a digestive aid. It is a digestive balancer used to bring relief from constipation as well as from diarrhea. In modern Peruvian herbal medicine, Amor Seco is employed as a blood purifier, and is favored where environmental toxins are stuck in the system and interfering with health. In diverse cultures, Amor Seco is used for a variety of female urogenital and reproductive issues from infections and venereal diseases, to lending support for the ovaries.
This herb has been found beneficial to those suffering from nervousness. And one ethnobotanical survey of 8,000 scattered Amazonians noted it as a common remedy for malaria. Along the Ivory Coast of Africa, where it also grows, it is held as an aphrodisiac. This plant grows to about 2 feet tall with lavender flowers and tiny green bean pods. It is very effective in low amounts with no known toxicity or side effects.