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Geissospermum vellosii Synonym
Geissospermum laeve, Geissospermum martianum, Tabernaemontana laevis.
Common name
Acariquara branca, Bergibita, Maria-congo, Pao pereira.

Apocynaceae (Dogbane family).

A medium sized canopy Amazon rainforest tree, indigenous to Suriname, growing up to 80' tall and 3-4' in diameter. The flowers are showy and white. It has a light brown to yellow furrowed trunk and alternate leaves; the fruits are horn-like; 2 follicle-like segments, fused and yellow when ripe. The numerous seeds are white and flat.
The fruit and extremities of the branches produce latex.
Geissospermum sericeum has a gold-like hairiness at the underside of the leaves.
However, the phytochemicals and working are identical to G. vellosii.
The bark of Geissospermum species is highly valued for its medicinal properties and wood.
Pao pereira occurs in non flooded areas of the forest. Plants of the Geissospermum genus are known for their extreme bitterness.

Indole and beta-carboline alkaloids such as Flavopereirine and Geissospermine with anti tumor properties.

Medicinal applications
Geissospermum vellosii inner bark The bitter inner-bark of Pao pereira has therapeutic action against cancer - and leukemia cells.
It also shows promising results in suppressing the further proliferation of HIV and herpes viruses.
Traditionally used in the Amazon against, fever, malaria, as a sexual stimulant and also used to strengthen the immune system.
Geissospermum species are believed to purify the blood and the liver. These species are said also to be used with succes for the prevention (prophylaxis) of malaria.
A bark decoction is used against infections of the penis, glands and stomach; in Brazil it is also used as a febrifuge.


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USDA zone 9 - 11.
Full sun and moist soil.

Geissospermum vellosii-Pao pereira tree Geissospermum vellosii-Pao pereira fruits Geissospermum vellosii-Pao pereira tree. Used as an alternative therapy for many cancers; alone or in combination with cancer
 drugs. The extract from the bitter inner-bark, seems to effectively suppress the proliferation of HIV, herpes viruses, cancer and leukemia cells Pao pereira bark Geissospermum vellosii-Pao pereira outer bark Geissospermum vellosii-Pao pereira Chopped bark Geissospermum vellosii-Pao pereira tincture only for US$24.15 per 2 fl oz. The tincture can be applied to all types of disease
 involving immunodeficiency (prevents the body from fighting infections and diseases) and can be used as a synergistic adjunct therapy; alongside chemo- and radiotherapy in the many forms of cancer Geissospermum vellosii - Pao pereira

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Item Description Unit Price Quantity

Geissospermum vellosii bark 1 lb US$ 36.00
Geissospermum vellosii bark 5 lbs (34.20 /lb) US$ 171.00
Geissospermum vellosii bark 10 lbs (32.40 /lb) US$ 324.00
Geissospermum vellosii bark 25 lbs (30.60 /lb) US$ 765.00
Geissospermum vellosii bark 50 lbs (28.80 /lb) US$ 1440.00
Geissospermum vellosii bark 100 lbs (25.50 /lb) US$ 2550.00

Geissospermum vellosii tincture 1 fl. oz (29.6 cc) US$ 13.50
Geissospermum vellosii tincture 6 x 1 fl. oz US$ 72.90
Geissospermum vellosii tincture 12 x 1 fl. oz US$ 137.70
Geissospermum vellosii tincture 2 fl. oz (59.1 cc) US$ 24.15
Geissospermum vellosii tincture 6 x 2 fl. oz US$ 130.41
Geissospermum vellosii tincture 12 x 2 fl. oz US$ 246.33

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