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Cure Yourself with Ancient Aztec Herb and Plant Remedies

Brazil Wood - Arbol de Brasil - Palo de Brasil
Caesalpinia echinata
Guilandina echinata

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Common name for several trees of the family Leguminosae (pulse family) whose wood yields a red dye. The dye has largely been replaced by synthetic dyes for fabrics, but it is still used in high-quality red inks. The bright red wood, which takes a high polish, is used in cabinet work and for making violin bows.

The East Indian redwood, or sapanwood (Caesalpinia sappan), was called “bresel wood” when it was first imported to Europe in the Middle Ages; Portuguese explorers used this name for a similar South American tree (C. echinata), from which the name Brazil for its native country purportedly derives.

Brazil woods are classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Rosales, family Leguminosae.

Caesalpinia echinata, the famous "Pau-brazil," is the source of the name of the country, Brazil, and is endemic to the Atlantic coastal forest.
The large tree was once highly valued for its timber and as a source of dye and was logged almost to extinction.

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Properties of Arbol de Brasil wood Favored by Aztec's

Useful for Renal and Cardiac Diseases

Aztec's Method of Use

Drink 1 cup 3 times a day of the infusion made with 12 to 15 grams of splintered Palo de Brasil to 1/2 liter of water.

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CAUTION: This presentation is not a guide to the identification of plants or their use as a substitute for standard medical treatments. Many plants with medicinal properties are also toxic and frequently FATAL if taken at incorrect dosages or if not prepared in a specific fashion. We do not advocate the consumption of reputed medicinal plant products without prior consultation with your physicianor other natural plant products professional. Consult Your Physician Before Using a Herbal Remedy!


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