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Main properties:
  • aphrodisiac
  • for men suffering from impotence
  • to relieve abdominal pain or cramps
Quality guarantee:
  • All herbs are grown in Chile
  • Botica del Alma has a SEREMI agreement to package the herbs
  • The company is also supported by CORFO

More details

Bailahuen is a flowering shrub native of the North of Chile. It grows in Northern Andes, above 2000 meters, and has shiny leaves covered with birdlime and yellow flowers.

Botanical name

Haplopappus baylahuen

Plant part used

Leaves, stems

Benefits of baylahuen for your health

  • Bailahun is aphrodisiac: it is recommended for men suffering from sexual problems, notably impotence. If you need a little boost, that's the plant to choose!
  • But Bailahun is not only an aphrodisiac. It is also useful to relieve abdominal pain or cramps, or if you suffer from chronic difficult digestion or problems linked to the urinary tract such as kidney stones. The medicinal properties of Bailahun are mainly due to its resin and volatile oil: the resin acts mainly on the bowels and urinary tract and the volatile oil on the lungs. It is a valuable remedy in dysentery, chronic diarrhea and chronic cystitis.
  • In case of flu (influenza) or cold, Bailahun can help to reduce the fever (although there are better plants for this purpose, such as Toronjil Cuyano, Sauco or Palqui).
  • Externally, Bailahun can be used for its antiseptic properties. It is a good solution to clean injuries, wounds or skin ulcers. You can use the cold infusion to do this.

Use and dosage

Which format is best for you? How often should you take it? Let's have a look.

Capsules: take 1 capsule 3 times a day.

Choose capsules if you need to carry the herb with you during the day (at work for example). That's the best format if you don't have time to do an infusion, or if you don't like the herbal taste of infusions.

Infusion bags: Drink 3 cups per day. Infuse one bag 3 minutes in hot water

If you like drinking infusions, infusion bags are the most convenient choice. The right amount of herb has been put in the bag to allow you to do one cup of infusion, without having to spend time measuring the quantity of herb to add in the cup.

Bulk format: Drink 3 cups per day. Infuse one tablespoon in one liter of hot water for 3 minutes. For smaller quantity (such as a mug), use one teaspoon.

Bulk format is a little less convenient to use because you need to put the correct amount of herb in the water, and have a filter to remove it after 3 minutes (otherwise the infusion will have a very strong herbal taste that some people do not like). This bulk format is yet still useful if you want to prepare a larger quantity of infusion, notably when you want to use the infusion topically, by applying it to the skin with a compress (for bruises and hematomas or example).


No contraindications have been reported using Bailahuen.

This plant is one of the 10 most used in Chile.

Pregnancy use

No study reviewed the use of Bailahuen during pregnancy. It is recommended to consult a doctor before using it.

Shipping in Chile

Shipping is available for all Chile. Products are sent by CorreosChile.

Most products are shipped on the next day. Some products that we do not sell frequently (such as essential oils in bottles of 10mL or 30mL) require an extra day. This is due to the fact that they are made to order by the manufacturer, so that you get the freshest product possible.

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Pick-up in Santiago

We are an online retailer. Therefore, the address mentioned at the bottom of the website is not a shop and no products are sold there.

However, free delivery is possible near station Tobalaba. We are usually available for our clients on Tuesday and Thursday between 6:00pm and 7:30pm, and on Wednesday and Friday between 1:30pm and 3pm.

You must first confirm and pay your order online. We will then send you an email when your order is ready (usually the next day), so that you can come to pick your order.

Shipping in Latin America

We plan to start shipping in Latin America from first half of 2016. If you are interested, feel free to contact us for more information. So that we can better assist you, we recommend you to create an account, then add to your cart the products you want us to ship to you. This will allow us to give you a more precise quote quickly.

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