Canelilla plant found in sex enhancing formula

Aniba canelilla is an evergreen tree native to the Amazon rainforest. It has reddish bark and yellow flowers. Canelilla bark and leaves have a cinnamon odor due to1-nitro-2-phenylethane.

As of April 2009, we could not find published studies in humans with the use of canelilla supplements.

Canelilla herb is a sexual potion
Mama Juana is a combination of several herbs sold as a sex potion. Mama Juana comes from the Dominican Republic. Canelilla is one of the herbs often found in Mama Juana

Canelilla and heart effects
Cardiovascular effects of the essential oil of Aniba canelilla bark in normotensive rats.
J Cardiovasc Pharmacol. 2005 October. Lahlou S, Magalhães PJ, de Siqueira RJ, Figueiredo AF, Interaminense LF, Maia JG, Sousa PJ. Departamento de Fisiologia e Farmacologia, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Recife, PE, Brazil.
Cardiovascular effects of intravenous (i.v.) treatment with the essential oil of the bark of Aniba canelilla were investigated in normotensive rats. In both pentobarbital-anesthetized and conscious rats, i.v. bolus injections of Aniba canelilla (1 to 20 mg/kg) elicited similar and dose-dependent hypotension and bradycardia. Our data show that i.v. treatment of rats with Aniba canelilla induces dose-dependent hypotension and bradycardia, which occurred independently. The bradycardia appears mainly dependent upon the presence of an operational and functional parasympathetic drive to the heart. However, the hypotension is due to an active vascular relaxation rather than withdrawal of sympathetic tone. This relaxation seems partly mediated by an endothelial L-arginine / nitric oxide pathway through peripheral muscarinic receptor activation (endothelium-dependent relaxation) and predominantly through an inhibition of calcium inward current (endothelium-independent relaxation).

Antioxidant capacity and cytotoxicity of essential oil and methanol extract of Aniba canelilla (H.B.K.) Mez.
J Agric Food Chem. 2007 Nov 14; da Silva JK, Sousa PJ, Andrade EH, Maia JG. Departamento de Química, Universidade Federal do Pará, 66075-900 Belém, PA, Brazil.
The leaves and fine stems, bark, and trunk wood oils of Aniba canelilla showed yields ranging from 0.2 to 1.3%. The main volatile constituent identified in the oils was 1-nitro -2-phenylethane (70-92%), as expected. The mean of DPPH radical scavenging activity of the oils was low in comparison with that of wood methanol extracts. The mean amount of total phenolics and this value calculated as Trolox equivalent antioxidant capacity of the wood methanol extracts confirmed the high antioxidant activity of the species. On the other hand, in the brine shrimp bioassay the values of lethal concentration for the oils were lower than that of the wood methanol extracts, showing significant biological activities.

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