- What other names is Camu Camu known by?
- What is Camu Camu?
- How does Camu Camu work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for Camu Camu.
Camu camu is used for viral infections including herpes, cold sores, shingles, and the common cold. It is also used for eye conditions including cataracts and glaucoma. Other uses include treatment of asthma, "hardening of the arteries" (atherosclerosis), chronic fatigue syndrome, depression, gum disease (gingivitis), headaches, and osteoarthritis.
Some people use camu camu to increase energy and maintain healthy gums, eyes, and skin; and as an antioxidant and immune system stimulant.
People eat the fruit as food.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Cold sores.
- Common colds.
- Chronic fatigue syndrome.
- Gum disease (gingivitis).
- Other conditions.
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Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of camu camu during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).
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Last Editorial Review: 3/29/2011