Guinea hen weed is also called Anamu in South America. This is a powerful Jamaican herb. It is used for different medical purposes in Jamaica.
Different type of medical purposes includes:
Laboratory investigations show that anamu retards the growth of several strains of cancer and leukemia cells.
stimulates the immune system - Anamu has also been verified to have immunostimulant properties. It stimulates the immune system to increase its production of lymphocytes and natural killer cells - powerful disease-destroying cells. At the same time, it increases the production of interferon and interleukins - substances naturally produced by the immune system in fighting cancers and infections.
fights infections - It demonstrates broad spectrum antimicrobial properties against numerous bacteria, viruses, fungi and yeast. Compounds in anamu directly kill and or inhibits the growth of these germs.
relieves pain - Its traditional use as a remedy for arthritis and rheumatism has been validated by clinical research that confirms its pain relieving and anti-inflammatory effect.
lowers blood sugar - While anamu has not been widely researched for diabetes, it had been documented to lower blood sugar levels by more than 60 per cent in laboratory animals.
Note: Guinea hen weed has been found to cause contractions of the uterus that can lead to abortions and miscarriages It should not be used by pregnant women.
Warning: It contains a low concentration of a blood thinner called coumadin. People with any bleeding disorder like hemophilia or who are on blood thinning medication should consult their physicians before using it. See video here