Culen 1 lb. Bulk Powder
Culen (Otholobium glandulosum) leaves – 16 oz. (1 lb.) bulk powder.
Please note that due to powder density, this product may ship in one double poly bag or 2 containers of 8 oz. each.
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 EST. Orders received after 10 AM EST ship the following week. Thank you for your understanding.
Within the humid valleys of the Andes in Chile, Peru and Bolivia, Culen grows as a bush with aromatic leaves. Culen may be taken in the form of a tincture, infusion (tea), or in capsules. In Brazil and Bolivia, the leaves are traditionally used in the form of an infusion (tea) taken at a dosage of 1 cup, 2 to 3 times daily.
To prepare an infusion of Culen, place 1 tsp. of the powdered leaves in a tea ball or gauze bag and allow the powder to steep in 8 oz. 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.
Avoid contact of the tea or tincture with the skin. Culen contains the photosensitizing compounds, angelicin and psoralen. Upon exposure to ultra-violet light, they produce a sunburn-like effect. The same problem attends the handling of limes, celery, and parsley.
Caution: Not for internal use during pregnancy or lactation. If you are taking medications or have a medical condition, consult with a health care professional before use. Keep this product out of the reach of children.