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Condurango (Marsdenia condurango syn. Gonolobus condurango)



appetite-promoting, digestive, stimulating

Areas of application:

irritable stomach, with a lack of stomach acid, stomach pain, loss of appetite, feeling of fullness, pressure in the upper abdomen, stimulates saliva and gastric juice secretion for better digestion and nutrient absorption; Homeopathy: for stomach and intestinal diseases, ulcers, tumors of the uterus, pain behind the breastbone, wasting, inflammation or narrowing of the esophagus, ulcers on the lips

Plant parts used:

Bark of the trunk and branches

Collection time:

at any time

To find:

The climbing shrub with its lianas grows in northern South America, in Ecuador, Colombia and Peru.


Bitter substances, steroid ester glycosides, vanillin, caffeic acid, chlorogenic acid, coumarin, flavonoids (hyperin, quercitrin, rutoside), alkaloids and sterols


☕ Tea: Mix 1/2 teaspoon of chopped or powdered Condurango bark with 1 cup of cold water. Bring to the boil once and only strain and drink once it has cooled completely. Drink the tea 1/2 hour before meals. It will reliably stimulate gastric juice secretion.

The Incas and Indians inhale bark smoke at tribal festivals to come into contact with their ancestors or to travel to another world. The smoke gives clairvoyance and the shaman can use it to look into the future and get his questions answered. The plant grants the protection of the gods and heals injuries.

Condurango has hairy shoots and leaves, the trunk is not extensive at around 10 cm in diameter. The umbel-shaped inflorescences with almost white flowers smell of vanilla.

🛑 Caution: Anyone suffering from a latex allergy could also be sensitive to Condurango.

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