General Anti-Viral, Asthma, Dermatosis
Gout, Hemorrhoids

Jergon Sacha

Jergon Sacha
(Dracontium spp.)

Code: BOS245 -- Price: $18.50
120 Capsules x 500 mg.

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Summarized Description: Jergon sacha is a rainforest plant, common to the northwest Amazon -- (ours is harvested from the Peruvian Amazon). Our variety refers to D. longipes, D. loretense, or D. peruviuanum, as all three have the same appearance and properties. Although the primary ethnobotanical use of Jergon is to address snackbites -- (in fact, the plant even LOOKS like the highly poisonous Bothrops (genus) of snakes which grow in the same area of the rainforest) -- it has other important medicinal properties. (See below).

Uses & Protocols
Once you get beyond Jergon's use as an antidote for snack and spider bites, stringray wounds, and curare dart attacks -- hardly relevant to most users outside Jergon's native areas -- the next category of medicinal applications tends to be anti-viral. In fact, Jergon is one of three ingredients in a Peruvian AIDS (CIDA) remedy. (The other two ingredients are cat's claw and turmeric). Other common ailments for which Jergon is used ethnobotanically include menstrual disorders, chlorosis, asthma, gout, pertussis, sores, and worms. Dosage: two capsules, two to three times daily.

Warnings & Contraindications
None noted when product used as prescribed.

Five years or more.

James Duke's Handbook of Medical Plants of Latin America
Medicinal Activities
Further information for practitioners: World-famous botanist Dr. James Duke attributes the following activities to this plant (p. 275-277; see hardcopy cover at right), drawn from the extant literature. (See his graduation for "level of efficacy" on our amazon traditionals page; followed by Duke's bibliographic abbreviations (in capital letters), which we identify on a separate page.)
Duke provides a "food farmacy potential" score for this plant of "FNFF=?."

  • Anthelmintic (f; JFM; RAI)
  • Antiasthmatic (f; MPB)
  • Antidote (f; RAI; RAR)
  • Antidote (curare) (f; RAI)
  • Antidote (spider) (f; RAI)
  • Antidote (stingray) (f; RAI)
  • Antiinflammatory (f; RAI)
  • Antiophidic (f; RAI)
  • Antioxidant (1; 60P)
  • Antiradicular (1; 60P)
  • Antispasmodic (f; EB23:108; MPB)
  • Antitussive (f; RAI)
  • Antivenom (f; RAI)
  • Antiviral (f; RAI)
  • Caustic (f; MPB)
  • Emmenagogue (f; RAR; WOI)
  • Herbicide (f; RAR)
  • Herpetofuge (snake-repellant) (f; DAV)
  • Immunostimulant (f; RAI)
  • Larvicide (f; MD2)
  • Stimulant (f; EB23:108)
  • Toxic (f; MPB)
  • Verrucolytic (f; DLZ)
  • Vulnerary (f; RAR)

Further information for practitioners: Duke provides the following indications for this plant:
  • Abcesses (f; MD2)
  • Amenorrhea (f; MPB)
  • Asthma (f; EB23:108; MPB; SAR)
  • Boils (f; MD2)
  • Botfly (f; MD2)
  • Cancer (f; RAI)
  • Cardiopathy (f; RAI)
  • Chlorosis (f; MPB; RAI)
  • Coughs (f; RAI)
  • Dermatosis (f; MPB; RAI)
  • Diarrhea (f; SAR)
  • Dysmenorrhea (f; RAI)
  • Enterosis (f; RAI)
  • Gastrosis (f; RAI)
  • Gout (f; MPB; RAI)
  • Hemorrhoids (f; EB23:108)
  • Hernia (f; RAI)
  • Herpes (f; RAI)
  • HIV (f; JAD)
  • Infection (f; RAI)
  • Inflammation (f; RAI)
  • Oliguria (f; RAI)
  • Palpitations (f; RAI)
  • Pertussis (f; MPB; RAI)
  • Scabies (f; MPB; RAI)
  • Shakes (f; DAV)
  • Shingles (f; RAI)
  • Snake Bite (f; DAV; EB23:108; JFM; MD2; RAI; SAR)
  • Sores (f; MPB; RAI)
  • Spasms (f; EB23:108; MPB)
  • Spider Bites (f; RAI)
  • Swelling (f; JFM)
  • Tremors (f; RAI)
  • Viruses (f; RAI)
  • Warts (f; DLZ)
  • Worms (f; JFM; RAI)
  • Wounds (f; RAR; 60P)

To U.S. Users: This product have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Recent Studies on Jergon Sacha
Sourced from PubMed
Disclaimer: The following citations provide findings on the properties of Jatoba and offer insights into prospective areas of future research. These findings should not be inferred to provide the basis of medicinal claims, nor should they be relied upon by the public, as such. Readers who want full access to the PubMed database are encouraged to register with NCBI.
As of Jan. 2017, there were only a handful of citations covering the entire Dracontium genus. Below we list a few of the more notable:

Extensive information about Jergon Sacha is covered on the Raintree Forest website. Even better, you can purchase Leslie Taylor's excellent reference book, The Healing Power of Rainforest Herbs: A Guide to Understanding and Using Herbal Medicinals at Amazon.
The Dracontium genus is briefly covered Wikipedia.