Peru is a country in South America famous for many of its natural wonders, architecture, food and traditions. The country has lush jungles, high mountains, beautiful beaches and Machu Picchu. This country has other gifts for us which we can effectively use to fight against cancer.
According to a study back in 2011 entitled “Medicinal plants used in Northern Peru for the treatment of bacterial and fungal infections and inflammation symptoms” published in Researchgate, there are over 96 plants native of Peru which can help us.
Llanten: This plant has received it name from Peruvian indigenous and it belongs to the Plantago linearis family. This herbaceous plant is used to cure urinary tract infections, hepatitis, tuberculosis, asthma, bronchitis, conjunctivitis and its plants can be used to clean wounds so as to prevent infections.
Perezia pungens: This plant is known by natives as Lengua de Vaca and the fresh leaves are used to clean wounds and prevent infections. The crushed leaves also help against sunburn and skin peeling.
Peperomia galioides: this plant is native to the Amazonian Peru and it can be found as weed next to people’s houses and even as high as 2,500m. A study published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology in 2004 discovered that the plant is an effective treatment to fight infections such as Staphylococcus epidermidis. Another study discovered the plant is also effective to fight strong bacteria such as Leishmaniasis.
Schinus molle (Peruvian pepper) is a tree which can get up to 15 m. It is found in the Andean regions of Peru and it produces pink peppercorns. This tree is used in many natural remedies to cure vaginal infections, bronchitis, coughs, colds, chills, cancer, inflammation, tuberculosis.
Bixa orellana: A shrub very effective to cure kidney infections, enlarged prostate, hemorrhages and it can be used in cooking food.