Rain Tree Nutrition, Avenca, 16 oz (1 lb) (Discontinued Item)Write a Review
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1.47 lbs (0.67 kg)
- Product Code: RTN-10019
- UPC Code: 60571100196
- Package Quantity: 16 oz (1 lb)
- Dimensions: 4.8 x 6.1 x 3.7 in, 1.241625 lbs (0.56 kg)
- Adianthum Capillus-Veneris
- Product of Brazil
Raintree's sustainably harvested pure avenca (Adianthum capillus-veneris) leaf powder - rich in active and beneficial phytochemicals that occur naturally in this plant. Chemical analysis of avenca reveals an array of compounds including triterpenes, flavonoids, phenylpropanoids, and carotenoids. Interestingly, despite its ancient use, there has been no specific research on avenca to isolate and test its chemicals for biological activities. This plant has been milled into a fine powder which is suitable to stuff into capsules or to prepare your own teas, tinctures or extracts.
This plant is best prepared as an infusion (tea). Use one teaspoon of powder for each cup of water. Pour boiling water over herb in cup and allow to steep 10 minutes. Strain tea (or allow settled powder to remain in the bottom of cup) and drink warm. It is traditionally taken in 1/2 cup amounts, twice daily.
Not to be used while pregnant.
Avenca has been documented to lower blood sugar levels in animal studies. It is probably contraindicated for people will hypoglycemia.
The plant has shown to have an anti-implantation effect in animal studies and may prevent conception. Couples seeking fertility treatment or pregnancy should not take avenca.
Due to its effect on fertility and menstruation, avenca may have estrogen-like effects and should probably be avoided by women with estrogen-positive cancers.
Avenca may potentiate insulin and antidiabetic drugs.
100% pure avenca (Adianthum capillus-veneris) leaf powder.
No binders, fillers or additives are used.
This is a wild harvested plant—grown naturally in the Brazilian Amazon without any pesticides or fertilizers.