Simarouba: A Raiforest Treasure Uncovered...Just Like Graviola
Published at 15 Nov 2013

In 2001, Leslie Taylor, former president of Raintree Nutrition, and Health Sciences Institute Baltimore were the first to talk and to let people know about a research performed on an Amazon herb which had been covered up. That herb is one of the most famous Amazon herbs nowaday, i.e. Graviola (Annona muricata)

Twelve years have passed, but old habits die hard. In Members Alert issue of May 2013 (Vol. 17, No. 9), Leslie Taylor and HSI uncovered again another “conversation” on a Rainforest botanical that had been kept a secret.

This amazing botanical is Simarouba.


Some people might have heard already about it or even tried it without being aware of its real potential.

Simarouba bark has a longstanding use among Amazon tribes for malaria.

Simarouba properties for malaria were checked into by modern scientists back in 1947. They isolated a group of chemicals known as quassinoids that explained traditional uses of this botanical.

Yet, research hasn't stop there. Apparently, scientists focused on a quassinoid contained in Simarouba called glaucarubinone.

According to what HSI discovered, scientists have focused on glaucarubinone's ability to inhibit enzyme PAK-1.

PAK-1 plays a damaging roles in many diseases such as malaria, diabetes II, asthma, and helps NF and solid tumors to grow.

Raintree Nutrition used to offer a liquid extract of Simarouba, yet this extract is very bitter. For this reason, Raintree's glycerine extract was recommended mostly for topical use on skin spots, although some people could also swallow the extract. However, if you wish to take Simarouba as nutritionally supplement, you might prefer taking Simarouba capsules.

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