Hercampuri has been used since the time of the Incas for the treatments of weight loss and cholesterol. It is also used to treat hepatic problems and as a natural blood purifier.

Hercampuri is one of the most effective herbs for losing weight with no unpleasant side-effects. A clinical study carried out at the University of San Marcos concluded that Hercampuri produces a reduction of body weight together with cholesterol. Studies on toxicity determine that the plant is innocuous.

Hercampuri is recommended to detoxify and protect the liver, improve the functions of the circulatory system, dissolve and eliminate excessive fat in arteries and as a weight reducer.

Hercampuri is often taken in combination with Caigua to reduce cholesterol and decrease cellulite. It also reduces the risks of cardiovascular problem due to the decrease in blood cholesterol levels.