Camu Camu fruit, highly prized for its nutrient-dense components and incredible bio-available vitamin C content, is harvested during the rainy season in Amazonia, when the fruit-laden bushes growing next to the rivers can be reached by canoe. Camu camu is packed with a potent concentration of immune-boosting vitamin C, which catalyzes the production of serotonin – the “feel good” hormone in the brain that controls sleep, mood, appetite and libido. Recent studies revealed that the fruit also has a high natural source of ellagic acid and quercetin, two very potent antioxidants. It contains thirty times more vitamin C than an orange, along with ten times as much iron, three times as much niacin, twice as much riboflavin and fifty percent more phosphorus. It's also a significant source of potassium and essential amino acids, along with over a dozen other bioflavonoids.
* Abundant source of plant-based Vitamin C * Discourages premature oxidation of cells * Promotes cardiovascular health and a healthy immune system * Mood enhancing
Camu camu fruit is primarily sour and astringent in rasa, due to the abundance of Vitamin C present, therefore can be aggravating to Pitta in excess but is otherwise balancing and tonifying to all doshas as well as increases ojas.
Camu Camu fruit (Myrciaria dubia ), Amazonian artesian spring water alcohol, stevia (Stevia rebaudiana) leaf
Take 30-60 drops, 1-3 times daily with water: * When traveling to keep immunity regulated * At the first signs of a cold or flu * During dark, winter months when a burst of sunshine is needed to regulate mood