Peruvian Products - Onutra

Certified Organic Peruvian Herbals

(Cylanthera pedata)

Before the Spaniards conquered South America, Caigua was a regular food plant cultivated by the Peruvian natives. During colonial times, Caigua remained a part of the native diet and progressively gained favor within modern society. Actually, Caigua is a very well known food and a regular part of the diet in the contemporary Peruvian society. Peruvian chefs have developed special recipes with this singular fruit.

Recent research has shown that the dehydrated seedless fruit powder of Caigua, can be added at the list of effective tools available to help reduce or lower total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol and triglycerides (another kind of harmful fat in blood). Nowadays advanced research is being carried out to learn more about Caigua and its nutraceutical value.

Directions: Take 3 - 4 capsules per day before any meal.
Bottles: 60 and 120 capsules
Each capsule: 500 mg

Cat's Claw (Uncaria tomentosa)

On the international level, Cat's Claw has become one of the most well known Peruvian plants in the last few years. Although its introduction into markets is relatively recent, from times long past many native communities of the Peruvian Amazon have used this plant to treat different illnesses. Cat's Claw it's a hardy climbing shrub that grows on neighboring trees, forming heavy tangling vines in the deep jungle. It can grow up to approximately 20 meters in height, and its stems have thick thorns angled downwards, as much as 2 cm long. It grows in tropical climates between 300 to 800 m.a.s.l. .

In the Peruvian Amazon two species of Uncaria have great therapeutic value, one of which is Uncaria tomentosa. On-going research ensures that Ontario Nutraceuticals Inc. sources its raw material from the leading Peruvian company in selecting the best Cat's Claw. Quality raw material is sourced from the Peruvian - Brazilian Amazon rain forest to a pharmaceutical plant for the production of standardized extracts and capsules with a high content of active ingredients.

Directions: Take 1 or 2 capsules per day before meal(s).
Bottles: 60 and 120 capsules
Each capsule: 5% TAO - 100 mg

Maca (Lepidium meyenii)

Maca was cultivated by the Pumpush, who settled on the high plains of Bombon (3,700 to 4,500 m.a.s.l ) in the years 1,200 to 100 B.C. In Pre-Columbian times it was used as a food and in magic-religious rites, since then it has been recognized for its fertility enhancing properties. According to the chronicles from the 16th and 17th centuries, it was used as a food for Inca soldiers because of its capacity to promote physical strength.

In Colonial times, Maca was used for payment of taxes. In addition to use by native populations, it is believed to have been consumed by the Spaniards, especially in journeys at high altitudes, who valued not only its nutritional effect but also its fertility enhancing properties. As a result from the papal bull from Pope Gregory XV on March 10 / 1,623 "against malicious spells, curses, sorcery, divorce, impotency, women's fertility and men's virility", co-habitation, foods, rabbits, guinea pigs and plants - including Maca - were destroyed, because they were incitements to fraud idolatry. Thus, cultivation and consumption of Maca were greatly reduced.

Directions: Take 3 - 6 capsules per day before meal(s).
Bottles: 60 and 120 capsules
Each capsule: 500 mg


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