Preventing colds, flu and other seasonal illnesses, strengthening the immune system, soothing headaches and migraine, strengthening nervous system, having antibacterial and antiviral effects. Camu camu is the fruit of a bush tree growing in the Amazon Basin, in the river or right next to it. It is about the size of an olive and has a purplish red skin with a yellow pulp. The fruits ripen at the peak of the rainy season and the natives have been using them for medicinal purposes for thousands of years. Camu camu is handpicked from canoes and needs to be dried as soon as possible so that as many nutrients as possible are retained. Both fresh fruit and powder are very tart so they are usually consumed in smaller amounts or mixed with water.
- 1 cup water
- juice of one lemon
- 1 teaspoon camu camu powder
- agave nectar to taste
Mix all the ingredients well and generously sweeten with agave nectar.