Jergón Sacha, powder of tubers / roots (Radix dracontii)
Jergon belongs to the Araceae family, Dracontium loretense
Names with the native people: fer-de-lance, sacha jergon, hierba del jergon, erva-jararaca, jararaca-taia, milho-de-cobra, taja-de-cobra
In South American ethnomedicine, various smoking treatments are carried out with Jergon as protease inhibitor.
Origin of Jergon Sacha
Jergon Sacha is a tropical plant that grows in the undergrowth from a long, thick stalk. Only one, huge, deeply divided leaf appears. When the time comes to form the fruit, the thick stalk reaches a height of 1-2 m and looks like a young tree trunk. The fruit grows in the fleshy stalk in a maroon leaf sheath with very bright red orange, berry-shaped seeds. The flower looks similar to that of the Dieffenbachia, only much larger, because it is up to 2.5 m wide. Up to 13 species are in South and Latin America.
Here we offer Dracontium from Peru
From an ethnobotanical point of view, Jergón Sacha is used in herbal medicine as it looks, because the stalks and stains look like a venomous snake from Peru that lives there just like the plant: Jergón Sacha, a very venomous snake species (Bothrops).
Dr. Roberto Incháustegui Gonzáles, President of the Commission for Sexually Transmitted Diseases of the Peruvian Institute for Social Welfare (ESSALUD) in Iquitos, investigated the effect in HIV with extracts of Jergón Sacha (D. peruvianum) tubers for their antiviral activity.
They also combined Jergon with Cat's Claw (Uncaria tomentosa) to strengthen the immune system.
Proteases are also the main components of snake and spider venom. The potency of the proteases depends on the amount of damaged tissue. Many natural remedies have been used successfully in such cases, especially those that are applied to the bite site, and also act as natural protease inhibitors.
Intake of Jergon Sacha powder
Not for children below 3 years!
Add 3-4 teaspoons to 1L of hot water, simmer for 10-15 minutes and let steep for another 10 minutes.
Drink a maximum of 1 liter of tea per day, 45 minutes before eating.
Phytochemical composition of Jergon
Alkaloids, floronoids, fenoles, saponins, sterols, triterpenes