An herb native to tropical regions of Central and South America that features potent medicinal properties. Also known as guinea hen weed, anamu has been traditionally used for colds, flu, pain, pneumonia, and arthritis.

Potent sulfur compounds give anamu a garlic-like odor. These and other chemical compounds offer potent, broad-spectrum antimicrobial properties against bacteria, viruses, yeast, and fungi. Anamu is also immune enhancing and offers potent anti-inflammatory properties (inhibits COX-1) and anti-cancer properties. It increases cellular immunity and increases NK cells. Anamu is a great alternate antimicrobial herb. It is a good choice for providing extra coverage against Mycoplasma.

Suggested dosage: 1-2 grams (1000-2000 mg) of the whole herb, twice daily. Note that use of anamu will give urine and feces a distinct odor. Regular use will deter mosquito and tick bites.

Side effects: Safe and well tolerated. It should be avoided in pregnancy, however.