Cryptolepis Root Extract
Botanical name: Cryptolepis sanguinolenta
Part used: Dried root
Ingredients: Dried Cryptolepis root (from Africa), certified organic non-GMO cane alcohol, organic apple cider vinegar and pure Adirondack water.
Percentage of organic non-GMO alcohol used: 60-65%
Percentage of organic apple cider vinegar: 5%
Ratio plant to menstruum: 1:5
Safety considerations: Not to be used during pregnancy. Note: some animal studies have shown that Cryptolepis may decrease male and female fertility, while taking the herb. If you are using pharmaceuticals, please consult with your health care provider before taking herbs.
About: Cryptolepis is a climbing shrub with dancing star-like yellow blossoms that grows in savannah forests in parts of Africa, Asia and Indonesia. Our source is presently from two African countries. The bright, golden roots are collected from the wild in Ghana for use as a beautiful dye source, as well as supportive root tonic for humans. Cryptolepis root contains Neocryptolepine as the main bioactive compound along with Biscryptolepine, a secondary component.
In traditional African ways, the alkaloid rich roots have been used for generations both internally and topically. Presently, Cryptolepis has made its way to North America where its popularity is well warranted. We are currently working with a team in Ghana who are beginning to farm this important herb, so that it will be available for generations to come!
The golden Cryptolepis sanguinolenta we receive from Cameroon is the same species as that from Ghana but the roots are rouge tinted. Depending on which roots are used to prepare our extract or glycerite, you will notice either a bright yellow-gold or rouge- gold color. Sometimes a the roots of a plant growing in a different environment and soil type, may have a slight difference in color. But you will surely recognize the unique taste of this remarkable root!
Recommended Dosage: 60-240 drops OR 1/2 - 2 tsp, 2 times per day in juice or water. *Please note our recommended dosage may differ from other sources.
*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Also available as a Glycerite: https://woodlandessence.com/products/cryptolepis-glycerite?variant=19782615007325