Camu camu, or Myrciaria dubia, is a sour berry, similar to cherry in color.
It’s native to the Amazon rainforest but has gained popularity worldwide due to its many purported health benefits.
Fresh camu camu berries are tart in flavor, which is why they’re commonly found in supplement form as powders, pills, or as a juice.
Camu camu is considered a superfood — mainly due to a high content of certain nutrients and powerful plant compounds, including vitamin C.
This berry is also used for viral infections including the common cold, eye conditions including cataracts, hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis), chronic fatigue syndrome, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
Some people use camu camu to increase energy and maintain healthy gums, eyes, immune system, and skin.