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General Description

Vermella is an herbal extract made from the leaves of the Gentianella alborosea plant. It grows wild in Peru at an altitude of between 3,500 and 4,300 meters and has been used by tribal groups in that region for hundreds of years.  It has been and continues to be, used as an appetite suppressant and metabolism enhancer.

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Medical Conditions [peer-reviewed journals]


Bussmann, R. W., Sharon, D., Díaz, D., & Barocio, Y. (2008). Peruvian plants canchalagua (Schkuhria pinnata (Lam.) Kuntze), hercampuri (Gentianella alborosea (Gilg.) Fabris), and corpus way (Gentianella bicolor (Wedd.) J. Pringle) prove to be effective in the treatment of acne. Arnaldoa15(1), 149-152. Full Article

Medicinal Properties [peer-reviewed journals]


Berłowski, A., Zawada, K., Wawer, I., & Paradowska, K. (2013). Antioxidant properties of medicinal plants from Peru. Food and Nutrition Sciences, 4(08), 71. Full Article

Acero, N., Llinares, F., de Mera, A. G., Oltra, B., & Muñoz-Mingarro, D. (2006). Apoptotic and free radical scavenging properties of the methanolic extract of Gentianella alboroseaFitoterapia77(6), 475-477. Full Article

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Patient Reports

"I found Vermella easy to use, before Lunch and Dinner. I did not change my eating habits which are fairly healthy, I just ate less.  I also found I was not hungry throughout the day and did not need any snacks. I lost 12lbs in 3 months." -P.D.

"There's no magic product but I like this better than other things I've used. It doesn't make me jittery.  It's natural nutritional support."-O.L.

"NutraMedix Vermella Slim is helping me and I've been using it for about three months with probably another six months to go to achieve my goals.  My wellness coach told me about it.  The bottom line?  I feel great!  I recommend this product."-T.R.

Dosage Information

15 drops twice daily at least 15 minutes before a meal (start with 8 drops in 4 oz. of water adding a drop with each dose).


Safety Information

An acute oral toxicity study was conducted by the University of Guayaquil, Ecuador concluding that Vermella did not produce toxic effects, thus the product is considered practically innocuous for humans when administered in the acute form. Therefore; studies of acute toxicity at higher doses in humans are not necessary.

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Vermella: Weight Loss Test 1

Demonstrating that these products possess weight loss effects is important since the product could be added as a new medication, in this case a plant-based medicine with the associated low toxicity, which would further allow us to add it to the Registry of new medicines.

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Vermella: Toxicity

Demonstration of the innocuousness of this product is important in that the product could produce undesirable reactions in individuals who use it. Demonstrating that it does not produce toxic effects can lead to other tests that will allow it to be registered as a new medicine.

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Vermella: Antioxidant

Gentianella alborosea (“Hercampure”) is a Peruvian species used in folk medicine for the treatment of a variety of health disorders. We tested the free radical scavenging (DPPH) and induction of apoptosis on a human uterus tumor cell line (HeLa) by its methanolic extract.

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Vermella: Antioxidant (properties)

There is a wide diversity of plants and seasonal crops inPeru, due to the presence of many climatic zones. Numerous plants are used tocure or prevent diseases. These plants are promising candidates for functionalfoods products. The most frequent form in which they are used is an aqueousinfusion or decoction.

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Vermella: Acne

The present study was aimed to investigate the activity of plants traditionally used in Northern Peru against acne. Various bacteria, especially Propioniobacterium acnes have been identified as triggering this condition. The normal control of acne in western medicine often causes side effects like skin irritations.

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