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Botanical Name: Petiveria Alliaceae

Origin: Jamaica


Guinea hen weed is native to tropical regions of Central and South America, sub-Saharan Africa, and the Caribbean islands. It is a perennial herbaceous or shrubby plant that grows 5 cm to 1.5 m in height. The roots are fusiform, the stem is straight and rigid, and the branches are slender with longitudinal stripes. The roots and leaves have a strong, distinct garlic-like odor. 


It is said to boost the immune system and maybe effective against harmful organisms such as bacteria, fungi, and viruses. It is rich in antioxidants and has been used traditionally for the following conditions: edema, arthritis, malaria, rheumatism, poor memory, skin disorders, GI disorders, fever, cold, cough, influenza, respiratory and pulmonary infections, cancer, and diabetes*.

Guinea Hen Weed (Anamu)

  • No known precautions. We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.


    *This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. For educational purposes only.