MAMAJUANA BOTTLE WITH HAND CARVED LEATHER CASE.CURED, NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE INCLUDED. is a drink from the Dominican Republic that is concocted by allowing rum, red wine, and honey to soak in a bottle with tree bark and herbs. The taste is similar to port wine and the color is a deep red. The specific herbs that make up Mamajuana were originally prepared as a tisane by the native Taino Indians; post-Columbus, alcohol was added to the recipe. Besides being rumored to be an aphrodisiac, with many natives of the Dominican Republic claiming that the drink has similar effects, Mamajuana is also consumed for its medicinal value. The alcohol is said to act as an extract base that pulls the herbs' curative properties, creating an herbal tincture often served as a shot. The reported positive effects on health vary, ranging from a flu remedy, to a digestion and circulation aid, blood cleanser, and kidney and liver tonic. MAMAJUANA Curing Process Allowing rum, red wine, and honey to soak in a bottle with tree bark, leaves and herbs for several weeks, after curing, the liquid is drained for commercialization and exporting purposes. The consumer should add his favorite alcoholic beverage (rum, whiskey, gin or wine) to enjoy this wonderful concoction/tincture full of vibrant flavors, vitality and medicinal components. This process can be repeated for as long as you desire. There are people who do it for many years and enjoy their MAMAJUANA as it continues to get lighter and smoother while others go over the maceration process 10- 15 times and move on to a fresh bottle. NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE INCLUDED.