Calahuala 1 Lb. Bulk Powder
Calahuala (Phlebodium decumanum; synonym, Polypodium decumanum) leaves and rhizomes – 16 oz. (1 lb.) bulk powder.
Bulk orders are prepared once a week. Each order is prepared in the order it is received. Cut-off time for bulk orders is each Thursday at 10 AM. Orders received after 10 AM ship the following week. Thank you for your understanding.
Indigenous to the rainforests of Honduras, calahuala or “calaguala” is a type of fern found in many parts of the tropical Americas, including the Caribbean. Local names for the fern in Brazil are guaririnha and samambaia. Traditionally taken as a tea (1 cup 3 times daily), across different cultures in the Amazon, the leaves and rhizomes are commonly believed to soothe the upper respiratory tract.
To prepare a tea from the powdered leaves and rhizomes, put 2 g in a tea ball or gauze bag and allow the powder to steep in 250 mL of freshly boiled hot water in a covered ceramic pot for 10–15 minutes. Pour the infusion through a fine strainer to remove any sediment and allow it to cool for a time before drinking. Refrigerate unused portions in a well-sealed container.
Caution: Not for internal use during pregnancy or lactation. If you are taking medications or have a medical condition, consult with a healthcare professional before use. Keep this product out of the reach of children.