Is There Anything Camu Camu Can’t Do?
CAMU CAMU / (kamu-kamu) / n. / 1. / Also known as Myrciaria dubia, this bushy tree with bright red fruit and white flowers is found in the Amazon regions of Peru and Brazil; n. / 2. / A small scarlet-hued fruit with an astounding amount of vitamin C, more than any other botanical in the world; n. / 3. / Possessing astringent, emollient, anti-inflammatory, and antidepressant properties; n. / 4. / A powerful Amazonian super-fruit with antioxidant and collagen-building properties that can help boost skin vitality, e.g., “Improve your mood and stall the aging process with camu camu.”
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