Camu Camu is a wild shrub-like plant found in the Amazon regions of Peru and Brazil, and which grows near watercourses. Its red and purple berries are edible and are highly prized by the natives of the Amazon rainforest who make great use of them, notwithstanding their somewhat bitter taste. They are rich in vitamin C and antioxidants. Their high vitamin C content prompts their use in the cold season to prevent or counteract viral flu-like illnesses, as they have the ability to boost the body’s immune system. Camu Camu is also known to have considerable anti-inflammatory properties. It is therefore also used in arthritis, gingivitis, and all inflammatory conditions of the muscles, tendons and eyes (keratitis, for example). No contraindications have been found for taking Camu Camu as part of a multi-ingredent diet. Taken on its own, its acidic, citrus-like taste may stimulate the production of gastric juices, so its use needs to be carefully assessed for those suffering from gastritis, hiatal hernia and gastric ulcer.