Chiric sanango grows mainly in the upper Amazon and in a few restingas (high ground which never floods). It is good for colds and arthritis and has the effect of heating up the body. (Chiric, in Quechua, means ‘tickling’ or ‘itchy’, which refers to the prickly heat that it generates).
Indigenous Traditional Use:
Plant shamans often prescribe it for fishermen and loggers because they spend so much time in the water and are prone to colds and arthritis. It is also used in magical baths ...(more)