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Eupatorium cv1.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Tribe: Eupatorieae
Genus: Aristeguietia
Species: A. gayanum
Binomial name
Aristeguietia gayanum
(Wedd.) R.M. King & H. Rob.

Eupatorium gayana[1]

Asmachilca (Aristeguietia gayanum) is a bush that grows up to 1 meter in height. It grows in the occidental mountainsides and interandean valleys between 3600-4000 meters in altitude.

Asmachilca is only found in Peru. It was traditionally used by the Incas for respiratory system complaints.[citation needed] Today, it is used in cooking, but tea is the most common preparation.


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  • Dabaghi-Barbosa, P; Mariante Rocha, A; Franco da Cruz Lima A; Heleno De Oliveira, B; Benigna Martinelli de Oliveira M; Gunilla Skare Carnieri, E; Cadena, SM; Eliane Merlin Rocha, M et al. (2005). "Hispidulin: Antioxidant properties and effect on mitochondrial energy metabolism". Free radical research 39 (12): 1305–15. doi:10.1080/13561820500177659. PMID 16298860.