The plant known as Andean Hercampuri is an ideal medicinal plant for weight loss, but it also provides benefits against cholesterol. Discover its properties and how to prepare the infusion at home.

The plant called hercampuri, which is also known by the popular name of Andean hercampuri, is a plant with the scientific name Gentian Ellaalborosea, belonging to the Gentian family, and native to the Peruvian highlands. It grows specifically in the high Andean region, between 2,500 and 4,300 meters, in the highlands of Puno, Huánuco, Ayacucho, Cusco and Cerro de Paso.

This plant belongs to a family consisting of about 75 genera, and about 1000 species. They tend to be more common in both temperate and subtropical regions, as well as small tropical mountains.

It is a plant that can be easily found in the Peruvian highlands, standing out above all for the simplicity with which it can be identified, thanks to its purple flowers and its characteristic appearance.

It is small in size, with dark green leaves and a brown stem. Its flowers are very characteristic and are easy to identify, since it has violet colors that can reach 2 centimeters.

Consumed for its different medicinal benefits, it is a plant recognized in Peru, which was consumed by the ancient Andeans before their arrival in our country after their conquest.

One of those most important benefits is its properties to lose weight, being ideal to include it or consume it in weight loss diets.

Most important hercampuri benefits

There is no doubt that the Andean hercampuri is a plant highly known for its qualities to help us lose weight and lose weight.

In fact, this plant acts with a regulating effect on fat metabolism, a benefit that it shares with other ideal plants in weight loss diets: artichoke and milk thistle.

Thanks to the fact that it regulates fat metabolism, our body is better able to reduce excess fat, burning it more effectively and in a totally natural way. A virtue that is perfectly combined with its diuretic and detoxifying benefits.

In addition, precisely thanks to this regulatory benefit, it reduces the risks of cardiovascular diseases, since it reduces cholesterol and protects the liver.

How to make the hercampuri infusion:

A particularly suitable option when it comes to enjoying the benefits of this plant for weight loss can be a delicious infusion, about which we will discuss below:


  • A handful of hercampuri
  • 1 cup of water


Boil a cup of water in a saucepan. When it comes to a boil, add the hercampuri, boiling for 3 minutes. Turn off the heat, cover and let it rest for another 2 minutes. Strain and drink.

Other properties of the Andean hercampuri

In addition to its qualities in weight loss diets, the Andean hercampuri also provides other interesting benefits. They are as follows:

  • Helps lower cholesterol: In case of high cholesterol (especially LDL cholesterol), the Andean hercampuri is very useful because it has an interesting ability to stimulate the secretion of bile acids.
  • Useful for natural liver care: As with other plants with recognized liver action, the Andean hercampuri is a useful natural option for liver care, thanks to its hepatoprotective action. But it not only protects it: it also helps detoxify it, regulates its functions, tones it and strengthens it.
  • Also suitable for the kidneys: In addition to the liver, hercampuri is also useful for detoxifying and protecting the kidneys, thanks to its important diuretic and purifying action.
  • Suitable against uric acid: In case you have high uric acid, the Andean hercampuri is also equally interesting, since it helps in its elimination.


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