Month: June 2017


Possibly Effective for: AIDS-related diarrhea. Some research shows that taking the chemical SP-303 (SB-Normal Stool Formula,, which is isolated from Sangre de Grado, seems to reduce diarrhea in people with AIDS-related diarrhea. Herpes outbreaks (genital and anal). Research suggests that applying the chemical SP-303, which is isolated from Sangre de Grado, directly to the skin is effective […]

Antioxidant Activity of Sangre de Grado

Another important health benefit to Sangre de Grado is its potential as a powerful antioxidant herb. An article published in the Nutrition Journal in 2010 entitled The total antioxidant content of more than 3100 foods, beverages, spices, herbs and supplements used worldwide, by Monica H Carlsen, Bente L Halvorsen, Kari Holte, Siv K Bøhn, Steinar […]

Purported Uses of Sangre de Grado

Taspine is an alkaloid which acts as a potent acetylcholinesterase inhibitor. Taspine has also been found to be a dual topoisomerase inhibitor effective in cells overexpressing drug efflux transporters and induces wide-spread apoptosis in multicellular spheroids. Taspine promotes early phases of wound healing in a dose-dependent manner with no substantial modification due to its mechanism […]

Dragon’s Blood: Great for Skin

By the side of a rutted, muddy road up the Rio Aguaytia in the Peruvian Amazon, my friends and I stopped to admire a stand of Croton lechleri – Dragon’s blood trees. The tall trees bore a mottled-white and gray bark, and a couple of the trees also featured diagonal slashes. They had been previously […]

Benefits and Uses of Chanca Piedra

Clinical research that has been carried out on the plant over the years demonstrated antilithic, hypotensive, antihepatotoxic, antiviral, diuretic, antibacterial, analgesic, antimutagenic, antispasmodic, and hypoglycemic activities. Chanca piedra, when used as a natural remedy by infusing the whole plant or just the aerial parts in hot water, was found to help urinary and biliary conditions. […]

Science and Related Studies

Various Scientific Research have been carried out on chanca piedra. A study carried out showed that administration of aqueous extracts of the plant in mice revealed a significant decrease in the level of glucose in the blood. It proved that the plant has hypoglycemic effect in mice that are diabetic and showed no trace of […]