Tayuya is a very special Cucurbitaceae plant for indigenous peoples in the rainforests of Brazil, Peru and Bolivia. Indios in South America have used Tayuya as a blood purifier, tonic, anti-rheumatic and snake-bite medicine since ancient times. In 1929, it was officially recognized as a herbal medicine in Brazil for its analgesic effect. It is also used by Amazon for antidepressants, fatigue recovery, and eye diseases. Modern research has discovered that the component kayaponoside contained in Tayuya also has anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer effects. Tayuya\'s synergistic effect is maximized by mixing it with other herbs rather than using it solo.