Camu – camu is a Brazilian fruit that grows exclusively in swampy Amazon areas in Peru, Brazil, Colombia and Venezuela, where the fruits and leaves of this fruit are used for medicinal purposes. The fruit is roughly the same size as lemon, and looks reminiscent of apple and peach. It is believed that camu – camu has a very strong antioxidant properties.
Camu – camu is a super-food which cures numerous diseases, such as ulcers, cold sores, and common cold. Many researchers agree that camu – camu is a natural energetic and is great for eyes’ health and oral cavity.
This exotic fruit, which it is difficult available, contains 30-60 times more vitamin C than oranges and lemons, and only a teaspoon of powder made from this fruit is enough to meet the daily needs on the body of this vitamin.
Camu – Camu contains amino acids valine and serine. Valine is of great importance to the central nervous system, cognitive function and muscles while serine is conducive to healthy digestion. It is interesting that 100 grams of this fruit contains 7.1 milligrams of potassium, which is important for the proper functioning of the kidneys and heart.
Camu – camu contains gallic and ellagic acid, which are known to have antiviral and antifungal properties, and act as antioxidants. Many studies have shown that ellagic acid possesses anti – carcinogenic effects and it is believes that it can help diabetics maintain the balance of blood sugar.
Camu – camu is difficult to find, but it can be taken in forms of powder or capsules, which can be purchased online or in a well-supplied pharmacies. You can add the powder camu – camu in ice cream, shake or oatmeal.
Before you start eating camu – camu, consult your doctor because there are some indications that camu – camu can affect the performance of drugs of chemotherapy.