Camu camu
Camu camu

Background

Camu camu (Myrciaria dubia) is an evergreen shrub that grows in swampy or flooded areas of the Amazon rain forest. Its fruit is very acidic and sour.

Camu camu fruit contains many nutrients, including vitamin C, beta-carotene, fatty acids, protein, potassium, and others.

People use camu camu for the common cold, fatigue, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
When taken by mouth: There isn't enough reliable information to know if camu camu is safe or what the side effects might be.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if camu camu is safe to use when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Effectiveness

There is interest in using camu camu for a number of purposes, but there isn't enough reliable information to say whether it might be helpful.
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Dosing & administration

There isn't enough reliable information to know what an appropriate dose of camu camu might be. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult a healthcare professional before using.

Interactions with pharmaceuticals

It is not known if Camu Camu interacts with any medicines. Before taking Camu Camu, talk with your healthcare professional if you take any medications.

Interactions with herbs & supplements

There are no known interactions with herbs and supplements.

Interactions with foods

There are no known interactions with foods.
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