Condurango (Marsdenia cundurango) is a common herb used for treating indigestion and stomach cancer.
The bark of this herb is used in herbal medicine to treat various health problems.
Other names for this herb are:
- Common Condorvine,
- Condurango Blanco,
- Condurango Cortex,
- Eagle-Vine Bark,
- Gonolobus condurango,
- Liane du Condor,
- Marsdenia condurango,
- Marsdenia reichenbachii,
What Is Condurango?
This is the Gonolobus Condurango plant found in South America. Native South Americans have used this herb for centuries to treat a wide range of health problems.
The medicinal properties of this herb are due to its rich content of antioxidants and phytochemicals like flavonoids and tannins. Although the main use of this herb is to treat stomach problems, it can still be helpful in treating other conditions.
Health Benefits of Condurango
Condurango is taken as a tonic to treat stomach ache, stimulate appetite, improve blood circulation to the digestive system, and also helps with indigestion.
Marsdenia cundurango stimulates the secretion of saliva and gastric juices and also boosts their functions. It is used in treating anorexia nervosa and to reduce vomiting.
This herb treats neoplasm of the stomach and intestines, pains caused by vomiting, painful malnutrition, atonia of the stomach, and it also increases tolerance to food.
In natural medicine, this herb is a chief cure for cancers originating in the epithelial structures and epithelioma. The native Indians also used this cure syphilis and cancers. It reduces pains caused by stomach cancer.
It is also antiseptic, stimulates heart functions, empowers the nervous system, and it is anti-cancerous and anti-syphilitic.
This herb inhibits cancer growth by causing death to cancer cells. It is used in treating cancer of the stomach. Late Dr. Sebi praised its positive effect on the blood and said he used it to cure a woman of leukemia.
Condurango is also used to treat cracked and dry skin and also to relieve constriction of the alimentary canal.
How To Take Condurango
There are various forms and preparations of this herb. You can make them yourself or buy from a reputable online natural health store. The most common forms are:
Liquid extract: take 2 to 4 ml in water. This is about 30 to 40 drops.
Teas: There are many ways to take Condurango as tea. I will give two easy and common ways. The first is to add 1 to 4 grams of this herb to one cup of boiling water and drink.
The second way is to take this herbal tea is to pour 1 cup of boiled water over 1 or 2 teaspoons or powdered or crushed bark of Condurango. Leave it to soak for 15 minutes.
You can take Condurango herbal tea three times daily.
Tinctures: Purchase one from a reputable online store and take 1 to 2 ml in little water thrice daily.
How to Store Condurango
Keep your herb in a tightly sealed container and keep it away from sunlight.
Nutritional Component of Condurango
Condurango has the following medicine plant compounds:
- Pregnane and pregn-5-ene glycosides (this mixture is known as condurangin)
- Flavonoids (Trifoliin, hyperoside, rutin, saponarin, and Quercitin)
- Caffeic acid derivatives (chlorogenic acid and neochlorogenic acid)
- Essential oils
The bark and trunks of this herb is dried and used as herbal medicine.
How To Make Condurango Decoction
You need the following:
- 1 ½ pints of distilled water
- 1 oz. of cut Condurango bark
Boil the Condurango bark in distilled water slowly for 20 minutes. Cover well while it’s on heat. After it has boiled, strain the solution and bottle it. Store it in a cool place.
Take 1 to 4 tablespoons (full) three times daily. This herb should not be taken by children. Don’t overdose on it as this can be poisonous.
An overdose can lead to vertigo, paralysis, and convulsions.
Is Condurango safe?
Yeah, it is safe for most people when used appropriately. Check with a doctor or naturopath before taking this and it shouldn’t be taken together with medications to avoid interactions.
Precautions And Warnings
Pregnant and breast-feeding women should stay clear off this herb. People who are allergic to latex can be allergic to Condurango sometimes.
The allergic reaction can range from mild to severe. So it’s best to avoid it or take a very little quantity to be sure you don’t react to it before taking the normal dose.
Don’t take Condurango and drive or operate a machine. Don’t take an overdose as this can lead to coordination problems, excessive salivation, rapid breathing and pulse, diarrhea, vomiting, and general weakness.
Excessive intake of this herb can also lead to seizures and paralysis.