Myrciaria dubia

Camu camu fruit grows in tall shrubs that grow in different parts of the Amazon rainforest, principally in Peru, Brasil, Venezuela and Colombia, where the leaves of these shrubs are used for traditional medical practices. It is commonly used to prepare juices, deserts, ice creams and dehydrated for beverages and fruit salads.

Camu camu fruit is small, round and reddish and its mostly known in South America for being a powerful source of vitamin C (being one of the fruits with the most vitamin C content). It has antiviral properties, making it ideal to treat herpes and common flu.

Furthermore, because of the vitamin C present in this refreshing fruit, it is highly recommended to increase the blood circulation and to treat circulation related problems.