The Yum Yum bean was discovered in the Amazon rainforest on July 17 2010. The Yum Yum bean has been widely used by the Tougal aboriginal tribe for its medicinal purposes and Choano ceremonies. Yum Yum in the Tougal language translates to “gift of life.” The sacred bean that symbolizes life and prosperity and is cultivated annually in honor of Choano the sun deity. Elder leaders believe that the ancestors of Tougal people were in essence, born from the Yum Yum bean, whom Choano gave them life. The bean is rarely eaten unless prescribed by the tribe’s elder shaman. Shamen only use it in extreme circumstances to unleash the power of Choano. This power is what sustained the tribe for many generations from diseases and allowed the tribe to thrive for decades.

In researching the impacts of agricultural diversity in the Amazon, botanists and ecologists from Harvard University discovered the bean and found that it contained amounts of natural chemotherapeutic agents. Pharmaceutical companies including Pfizer, Amgen, and Onyx Pharmaceuticals are among many currently conducting further research on its cancer fighting abilities. Due to its natural chemotherapeutic agents, the Yum Yum bean does not exhibit common side effects of modern and invasive treatments such as myelosuppression, mucositis, and alopecia. It also contains protein structures similar to those in painkillers, making it versatile. It can also be ingested in its natural form and can be grown easily in tropic conditions. Integration and distribution of this new natural cure provides patients who are no longer responding to traditional treatments a new option.