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Clavilla has a long history of use in the Amazon rainforest for all types of infections.* Chemical analysis of clavillia shows that it is rich in many active compounds including triterpenes, proteins, flavonoids, alkaloids, and steroids. Of particular interest to researchers is a group of amino acid-based proteins, called mirabilis antiviral proteins (MAPs). These chemicals have shown specific antiviral and antifungal actions in laboratory research.* For more information about clavillia (Mirabilis jalapa), please refer to the Database File for Clavillia in the Tropical Plant Database. To see pictures of clavillia click here.
Traditional Uses: * as a broad-spectrum antimicrobial for bacterial, fungal, and viral infections; for Candida and yeast infections; as a bowel cleanser and laxative; for skin problems (eczema, dermatitis, acne, rashes, liver spots, skin fungi, ringworm); for vaginal discharge, infections, and sexually transmitted diseasesSuggested Use:This plant is best prepared as an infusion (tea): Use one teaspoon of powder for each cup of water. Pour boiling water over herb in cup and allow to steep 10 minutes. Strain tea (or allow settled powder to remain in the bottom of cup) and drink warm. It is traditionally taken in 1/2 cup dosages, twice daily. For more complete instructions on preparing herbal infusions see the Methods for Preparing Herbal Remedies Page.