This bushy tree is native to the riversides of the Amazon, and produces a reddish purple cherry-like fruit that is becoming widely known for its high amounts of Vitamin C.
The camu camu berry is a commonly found in the South American rain forest. The shrub is found all the way from the North of Peru to the South of Brazil. The tree is heavily concentrated around the Amazon River.
The camu camu tree is most well known for its berry-like fruit that is widely consumed by both humans and animals. The tree has always grown widely along the swamp and river banks but because of its rich fruit, the farms have been developed in many areas of South America.
The berry which is grown on the camu camu plant is rich in Vitamin C and has been used for medicinal purposes by the Amazonian Indians for more than 700 years. Folklore tails from the Indian tribes indicate that the fruit can help treat infections, decrease pain, strengthen joints, and maintain longevity.