miércoles, 18 de junio de 2014

Medicinal plants of the Amazon Rainforest, Cat's claw, Dragon Blood and Guayusa. You can lear more about them on our Rainforest Tour

Huella Verde Lodge rainforest tour on Medicinal plants of the Amazon rainforest

Cat’s claw - uña de gato

Cat's claw is a large, woody vine that derives its name from hook-like thorns that grow along the vine and resemble the claws of a cat. Cat's claw is indigenous to the Amazon rainforest and other tropical areas of South and Central America, including Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Trinidad, Venezuela, Suriname, Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Panama.
Cat's claw has been used medicinally  to treat asthma, inflammations of the urinary tract, arthritis, rheumatism, bone pain and gastric ulcers; to recover from childbirth; as a kidney cleanser; to cure deep wounds; to control inflammation and gastric ulcers; and for cancer.
Cat's claw has been used  since the early 1990s as an adjunctive treatment for cancer and AIDS as well as for other diseases that target the immune system. In herbal medicine today, cat's claw is employed around the world for many different conditions, including immune disorders, gastritis, ulcers, cancer, arthritis, rheumatism, rheumatic disorders, neuralgias, chronic inflammation of all kinds, and such viral diseases as herpes zoster (shingles). Dr. Julian Whitaker, M.D. reports using cat's claw for its immune-stimulating effects, for cancer, to help prevent strokes and heart attacks, to reduce blood clots  COURSES

Sangre de Drago - Dragon’s blood

Sangre de grado is a medium-sized tree in the upper Amazon region of Peru, Ecuador, and Colombia.  Its  name, sangre de drago (which means “dragon’s blood). When the trunk of the tree is cut or wounded, a dark red, sappy resin oozes out as if the tree is bleeding—earning this local name.  He is rich in active alkaloids, well-known medicinal plant used as purgative and tonics.
Sangre de grado's red sap or latex (and also its bark) has a long history of indigenous use in the rainforest and in South America. The earliest written reference dates its use to the 1600s, For centuries, the sap has been painted on wounds to staunch bleeding, to accelerate healing, and to seal and protect injuries from infection. The sap dries quickly and forms a barrier, much like a "second skin." It is used externally by indigenous tribes for wounds, fractures, and hemorrhoids, internally for intestinal and stomach ulcers, and as a douche for vaginal discharge. Other indigenous uses include treating intestinal fe vers and inflamed or infected gums, in vaginal baths before and after childbirth, for hemorrhaging after childbirth, and for skin disorders.
It is also used internally for ulcers in the mouth, throat, intestines and stomach; as an antiviral for upper respiratory viruses, stomach viruses and HIV; internally and externally for cancer. 
A type of blood cancer called leukemia: Sangre de Grado might make this condition worse. Avoid using Sangre de Grado if you have leukemia.


Guayusa is a native Amazonian tree leaf that has been brewed like tea for thousands of years by indigenous communities in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Guayusa Tea offers a clear, focused energy by balancing as much caffeine as one cup of coffee with twice the antioxidants of green tea.
Guayusa contains the same amount of the world’s most prized stimulant, caffeine, as one cup of coffee. However, guayusa also has other stimulating compounds- theophylline and theobromine that combined create a balanced energy effect. Guayusa offer a range of holistic health benefits from calming the nervous system to cardiovascular health.

domingo, 18 de mayo de 2014

Huella Verde Ecuadorean plantain Cuisine courses in the amazon


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With the Ecuadorean small Cooking Course you will submerge yourself in one of the gastronomic cultures more culinary diversity

The recipes of Ecuadorean cuisine has evolved through history thanks to the blending of cultures that has characterized the history of Ecaudor. Ecuadorean cuisine is the initial melting of the culinary tradition of ancient Ecuador with Spanish cuisine in the variant most strongly influenced by the Moorish presence in the Iberian Peninsula , with a significant contribution other mainly European origins. In the course of Ecuadorean Cuisine discover new ingredients native of Ecuador, such as plantain Bananas and yuca.

Do not let escape is a great opportunity to open up a new world of flavors that are delighting the palates, from the comfort of your home.

Course on Plantain Recipes

This is our collection of delicious Latin American plantain recipes, made green plantains (verdes). Plantains are often mistaken with bananas, and while they’re part of the banana family, they are very different. The main difference is that they must be cooked before being eaten; this is due to the fact that they are starchier than bananas. Plantains are a must-have ingredient for many popular Latin American dishes and can be used in both savory and sweet recipes.

Empanadas de verde con queso /Green plantain empanadas with cheese filling
Empanada dough made from green plantain dough and stuffed with cheese and onions.Chifles
Chifles, plantain Banana chips
Chifles, also known as mariquitas, chicharitas, platanutres or plataninas, are thin fried green plantain/banana chips.

Patacones, also known as tostones, are a popular Latin American appetizer or side dish of thick green plantain chips.

Bolones de Verde
Bolones de verde are Ecuadorian green plantain dumplings stuffed with cheese, chorizo or chicharrones and fried until crispy.

Tigrillo or Majado or mashed green plantain
Majado de verde is a green plantain mash made with green plantains, onions, garlic, and achiote. Majado is served with fried eggs and cheese slices.

miércoles, 14 de mayo de 2014

New website for Huella Verde Rainforest Lodge, small and exclusive Amazon lodge

We have updated our WEBPAGE, new Design, new info

Experience Ecuador's Amazon in a comfortable way. Our unique Amazon Lodge is located in the upper Amazon basin overlooking the Bobonaza River. Browse the website to get a taste of what Huella Verde Lodge has to offer. You are invited to visit the site using the following address:

Huella Verde small Amazon lodge, in the rainforest of Ecuador

martes, 13 de mayo de 2014

New Business Google+ Page Huella Verde Amazon lodge

martes, 30 de julio de 2013

Address Huella Verde small swiss owned amazon lodge in Ecuador

Huella Verde Rainforest Lodge
Canelos, Pastaza, Ecuador

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domingo, 14 de abril de 2013

jueves, 11 de abril de 2013

On the way to Huella Verde is the Waterfall Route from Baños to Puyo

On the way to Huella Verde Rainforest Lodge  is the Waterfall route from Baños to Puyo 

This spectacular 61-kilometer road drops nearly 1,000 meters in elevation along the Pastaza Valley to the edge of the Oriente. There are nearly a dozen waterfalls along the newly christened Ruta de las Cascadas, which has developed into a major tourist attraction with several tarabitas (cable-cars) across the valley as well as a range of adventure sports.

There are three ways to see this route: You can hop on a Baños–Puyo bus and stop off at the waterfalls, take a guided tour, or the best option is to hire a bicycle and take in the scenery at your leisure and see how far you get toward Puyo. If you feel too tired to cycle back uphill, you can always take a bus back and stow your bike on top.
The new Baños–Puyo road goes through half a dozen tunnels, only the first of which is open to cyclists. Along the rest of the route cyclists bypass the tunnels and take the old road, enjoying wonderful canyon views along the cliff face.
Leaving Baños, cross the Agoyán hydroelectric dam and the first set of cable car rides to small waterfalls, including the Agoyán. After 40 minutes, you pass one of the most impressive waterfalls on the route, Manto de la Novia (Bride’s Veil). For a small tip, the tarabita staff will watch your bike.
Take the hair-raising tarabita ($1) 500 meters across the gorge from where you can take a short walk down to a viewing platform or a longer hike (20 minutes) down to the bottom of the gorge to stand at the foot of the waterfall. It’s an awe-inspiring sight, but also sobering. In February 2010 a huge landslide here killed five residents and swept away houses, and there are now two waterfalls where for centuries there was only one. You can cross the rickety bridge back across the gorge and walk back up to the main road.
After Manto de Novia, it’s 40 minutes farther to Río Verde, 18 kilometers from Baños, an emerging town with several hotels, small restaurants, and shops selling local crafts. More importantly, this is the access point to El Pailón del Diablo (Devil’s Cauldron), a dramatic waterfall tumbling between vertical walls into a deep depression.

Follow the signs to the path leading down into a forested gorge, which offers welcome shade. There is a tiny suspension bridge (maximum capacity: 5 people), and it costs $1 to walk down to a set of three platforms to view the waterfall up close. There is also a path cut into the rocks called Grieta al Cielo (Crevice to Heaven) that you can walk along, crouching, to go inside a cave behind the waterfall.
About 2.5 kilometers east of Río Verde is the village of Machay, where trails lead up into the hills to a series of small waterfalls. The most impressive, Manantial del Dorado, is at the end of the trail, but this is quite a hike—over four hours there and back—and better done on a guided tour.
Most people turn back at this point, but if you keep going along the road, you’ll reach Río Negro, after which the scenery opens out to reveal views of the widening valley, and the scenery becomes noticeably more tropical.
The town of Mera is next, after 17 kilometers, and then there’s a police checkpoint where you will probably be required to show your passport. About seven kilometers farther is the small airport of Shell, which runs small charter services to visit remote indigenous communities in the rainforest. About 10 kilometers farther on is Puyo.

Text from © Ben Westwood and Avalon Travel from Moon Ecuador & the Galápagos Islands, 5th Edition

martes, 19 de marzo de 2013

Palmito and Crab Salad Cebiche


Ensalada Selva y Mar acompañado dedos de plàtano maduro y verde

Cangrejo, Palmito, Aguacate, Tomate, Culantro, Cebolla, Sal, Pimienta, Aceite de Oliva, Limón

domingo, 3 de febrero de 2013

Puyo, Imbabura, Mocha Ecuador TV programa

Video de Ecuador TV sobre el Puyo, Pastaza, Ecuador

Recorreremos el Puyo (Pastaza) disfrutando de la gran cantidad de fauna exótica que habita en la provincia.


Frogs, around Huella Verde Lodge, upper Amazon Ecuador

This frog has been taken in picture on 30th January 2013 in Huella Verde lodge, Canelos Pastaza Ecuador. Could someone help us to identify it.