Guinea hen weed (Petiveria alliacea, anamu, tipi, apacin, mucura, guine, feuilles ave, herbe aux poules, petevere a odeur ail, mapurite, and gully root) has antimicrobial, anticancer, antitumor, antiviral, antioxidant,diuretic, and anti-HIV properties. Guinea hen weed is used in traditional medicine to reverse cancer, reduce muscle spasms and fever, relax nerves, relieve pain, lower blood-sugar levels, and treat bacterial, fungal, and virus infections.
Origin: The Caribbean, Central and South America General dose: Guinea hen weed is usually consumed as an infusion/tea. 4 oz. of infusion/decoction of leaves and branches, two to three times daily.
Infusion: 1 tablespoon herb to 8 oz. of boiling water. Steep the herb in the boiling water for 15–20 minutes.
General (capsule) commercial dose: One 500 mg capsule General dosage: One capsule one to two times daily with a meal
(Medical caution: women who are pregnant should avoid anamu, because it can stimulate uterine contractions.)