Peruvian Marigold – Uncaria

Peruvian Marigold – Uncaria

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Important to know:
  • Peruvian Marigold (Uncaria) and a regular Marigold (Calendula) are different plants
  • Besides strengthening and stimulates the immune system, Peruvian Marigold is also famous for its antiviral qualities
  • Several studies have tested the ability of the plant to help produce white blood cells
Who am I?
Uncaria – Medical history
Uncaria – Medicinal properties

Who am I?

Uncaria originated in the tropics, in particular, in the Peruvian part of the Amazon River. Uncaria is a climbing plant.
Due to the development of natural medicine in the West, in recent decades, this plant has become very popular in North America, Europe and other developed countries after it was found that Uncaria can contribute to the treatment of a variety of medical problems.

It is important to remember that it is completely different from the regular marigold – calendula.


Uncaria – Medical history

Incas were the first who used Uncaria as a medicinal plant. They used its root to treat a variety of medical problems
such as inflammation, stomach ulcers, all kinds of breathing problems, and it was also used as a sedative. In a study
of one of their tribes, it was found that the tribesmen who took Uncaria on a regular basis had a much stronger immune system in comparison with other tribes.

Years later, when Uncaria reached the West, many studies were conducted with this plant. Researchers isolated the
plant’s components, better understood its ability to fight infections, and introduced it to the pharmaceutical industry and natural medicine.

Nowadays, Uncaria can be found in many places, especially in unique food supplements that strengthen immune
system in situations when it can be compromised.


Uncaria – Medicinal properties

As mentioned, the main properties of Uncaria are stimulation and strengthening of the immune system.
Besides that, it is known as an herb that helps you focus and relax in stressful situations.
It was demonstrated in several studies that Uncaria may help fight infections. Further studies checked how Uncaria affects the production of white blood cells and its ability to help during chemotherapy treatments and even help stop the development of cancer cells.

In a study conducted in the USA, Uncaria was given to approximately 40 breast cancer patients during their chemotherapy treatments. After these patients were examined, an increase in their blood indices and in red blood cell production was observed.

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Dr. Alexander Gurushit Director of Research and Development

Dr. Alexander Gurushit

Director of Research and Development

The company’s founder and chief scientist since its establishment. He began to specialize in the field of herbs while still studying medicine in the Soviet Union.  From an early age, he got closely acquainted with the amazing added benefit of the beehive products and researched it in depth. He is responsible for the unique formula used to prepare the extract for the bees.

Dr. Joshua Maor R&D

Dr. Joshua Maor


Holds a Ph.D. degree from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a postdoctoral fellowship from Harvard Medical School.  Currently, he serves as the head of the Excellence in Agriculture and Environmental Health Program at the Hebrew University.

Due to the diverse topics he studied and researched, Dr. Maor specializes in a wide variety of fields, such as pharmaceuticals, organic and analytical chemistry, pharmacology, taxology and environmental health, implementing his knowledge at Zuf Globus.

Omri Doav Biologist, Researcher

Omri Doav

Biologist, Researcher

M.Sc. in Cellular Biology and Immunology. Participated in a number of projects related to medicinal herbs, including a major EU-funded project which examined the medical potential of natural wild plants growing in the Mediterranean basin.

His knowledge of both natural and herbal products, as well as physiology and the body’s immune system make him an important member of the company’s scientific team.

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