Herbs & Plants

Burbur (Desmodium molliculum)

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Botanical Name:Desmodium molliculum (Kunth) DC
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Tribe: Desmodieae
Subtribe: Desmodiinae
Genus: Desmodium
Species: Desmodium molliculum
“manayupa”, “beggar lice”, “hard man”, “hard stick”, “strong back”. Spanish: “manayupa”, “margarita”, “pega-pega”. Peru “manayupa”, “manayupana”. Mexico “amor seco”, “escobilla”, Purépecha: “Uekaku K’arhiri”. Portuguese: “barba de boi”, “carrapicho”. Others: “burbur”, “dipinda dimukuyi”, “dusa karnira”, “mundurana”, “owono-bocon”.
Habitat: South American, probably native to Central Andes (Peru). It grows wild in Central and South America, in the equatorial and circumecuatorial zone, at elevations of 1,000 to 3,500 m a. s.

DESCRIPTION: Creeping herb up to 1 m long, perennial, branching (that is, forming mats of multiple branches), stem thin, up to 50 cm tall. Leaves: Trifoliate, stipulated. Flowers: Small, papilionate (butterfly-like), light purple, arranged in racemes. Fruit: An indehiscent legume called a loment, green, lineal, flattened; seeds kidney-shaped.
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The plant that is harvested between 1,000 meters to 3,500 meters above sea level in Peru. Nutramedix, U.S. producer of Burbur, utilizes a proprietary extraction and enhancement process that makes this product far more effective than any other Desmodium molliculum product available.

PROPERTIES: Antianaphylactic, antiasthmatic, antiallergic, antimicrobial, mild antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, antimalarial, antiparasitic (Ascaris lumbricoides), antitumor, antiviral, aperitive (stimulates the appetite); against gastritis (acute and chronic), against oxalate kidney calculi; chronotropic (controls the rate of contraction of the heart), depurative, digestive (favours or assists the process of digestion), diuretic, hepatoprotector, hypertensive (soyasaponins, hordenine), hypolipidemic, mild hypotensive (astragalin), immuno-modulator, inotropic (increases the force of contraction of cardiac muscle), improves kidney functions, blood detoxifier, sedative.

CHEMICAL COMPOSITION:· Organic Acids · Steroids· Saponins:· Dehydrosoyasaponin I· Soyasaponin I· Soyasaponin II. Soyasaponin III· Soyasaponegol B; (common aglycone of soyasaponins I-IV· Other triterpenoids saponines· Astragalin· Beta-phenylarethylamine· Cosmosiin · Cyanidino-3-orthosoforoside· Hordenine· Pelargonidin-3-ortho-rhamnoside· Salsoline· Tectorigenin· Tetrahydroisoquinolines· Tyramine.

Medicinal Use Of Burbur:





The herb in Burbur has been traditionally used for its body cleansing properties. It is very effective in aiding detoxification of the liver, kidneys, lymphatics and the ground matrix. Burbur is commonly used in conjunction with powerful antimicrobials produced by Nutramedix, Samento and Cumanda. Many health care professionals have reported that Burbur can be used in place of 6 detox remedies. In many cases a significant healing crisis (Herxheimer’s reaction) can be dramatically reduced or eliminated with the use of Burbur.

There are no known contraindications, no known side effects and no known interactions with other drugs when using Desmodium molliculum products like Burbur. In May 2005, toxicology studies were conducted on Nutramedix Burbur at the University of Guayaquil, Ecuador. No toxic effects were reported even when laboratory rodents received 120,000 times the equivalent human dose.

Infusion: As prevention measure, drink one cup daily, like tea. As treatment, prepare an infusion with 3 spoonfuls of dried leaves per liter of water; drink 3 times daily for 14 days. Its diuretic effect can be reinforced with a natural diuretic, like corn silk. Decoction . Boil one handful (20 g aprox.) of dried material in 1 liter of water for 5 minutes; drink 2 glasses a day.

Not recommended for pregnant women and children less than 3 years of age. In very high doses, it has an antinutritional effect, inhibiting assimilation of proteins from the digestive tract.

The information presented herein is intended for educational purposes only. Individual results may vary, and before using any supplements, it is always advisable to consult with your own health care provider.



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