Avocado - Aguacate
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These small trees are mostly natives of South and
but are also found in Mexico,
deep southwestern United States the Canary Islands and in southeast Asia.
P. Borbonia (the Bull Bay or Red Bay)
The extent to which they are sensitive
is a native of the United
States from Delaware to Florida and is sometimes planted for ornament.
is found from North Carolina to Florida and Texas.
The species of Persea grown for ornament will grow easily in any type of soil.
They have large, leathery leaves,
but if grown indoors, their leaves are much
and unless they are severely pruned back they'll grow on top of a
tall, thin trunk.
Persea americana, commonly known as the
can be grown outdoors only in the warmest parts of the U.S.,
southern Florida, southern California, and the
Rio Grande Valley of Texas.
to the cold varies
between the different kinds.
Trees belonging to the West Indian variety are
the most sensitive;
they are hurt if the temperature drops to 27 degrees and
killed if it drops to 24 degrees.
The Guatemalan varieties will die if the
temperature drops to 21 degrees
and certain Mexican varieties can stand
temperatures as low as 18 degrees.
Aztec's use of Avocado
The Aztec's would use Aguacate as an
Peritonitis (An inflammation of the peritoneum, the membrane that lines the wall of the abdomen and covers the organs.),
and for Lice and Nits.
How the Aztecs would use the Avocado as an Aphrodisiac:
The Pulp of the Avocado is a magnificent aphrodisiac
as it enhances the tone
of the sexual organs which in turn enhances sexual appetite.
Dandruff and Scabs:
Grind the Avocado seed and mix with Castor Oil,
with the paste rub well on the skin
likewise for the head but cover with plastic(
Do Not Cover Nose or Mouth)
or flannel and leave on overnight and wash off the following morning.
For Menstrual cramps, Hemorrhage and Cough:
Drink one cup of
2 Avocado leaves boiled in 1/4 liter of water.
Grind Avocado seed into powder
then roast the powder
then take 1 gram of
powder on an empty stomach.
For Rheumatic Pains and
Rub the affected part with a dry towel to activate circulation
then rub a little Avocado seed extract and cover with a flannel cloth.
The Extract is made by slicing 4 Avocado seeds into small pieces
and let macerate in alcohol for several days.
Boil for 5 minutes in 2 liters of water,
Avocado seed cut into tiny pieces,
2 branches of Chamomile
and 1 Prickly Pear
and use as enema as hot as can be tolerated.
To get Rid of Intestinal Worms and Parasites:
Drink a 1 cup infusion made of the skin
or rind of the Avocado
that has been left to soak in hot water for several minutes
To get rid of Lice and Nits:
Boil 5 Avocado seeds in 1/4
liter of water
that have been minced with 2
wash hair with the
liquid rubbing well
then cover head with towel and the lice will be removed.
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