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Common Name: Calaguala Root (samambaia)
Botanical Name: Polypodium Leucotomos
Origin: South America
Calaguala, also known as samambaia, is a plant that appears throughout the tropical and rainforests in Latin America. Calaguala, like several other ferns belonging to the Polypodium genus, has a rich history of being used in folk medicine by the locals.
Calaguala is a great source of plant nutrients. Calaguala may contain plant chemicals such as flavonoids, alkaloids, and lipids. Calaguala is especially rich in fatty acids. Other less common plant chemicals that may be found in calaguala include adenosine, arachidonic acid, arabinopyranosides, and calagualine.
Calaguala makes an excellent nutraceutical for several applications, including supplements, teas, and many others. Ask for a sample of calaguala today and try this South American ingredient in your product.*
*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.