(Sechium edule sw.)
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Type in Ailment or Herb
Description: This is a semi-hardy perennial
vine native to South America. It can grow up to 15 feet in the mid-South and up
to 30 feet in the Southwest. The Chayote produces waxy-green, pear shaped
fruits. Some are spiny and some are ridged. Other common names that it goes by
includes Mirliton, Christophine and Vegetable Pear. In climates where they
can survive the winter, the tuberous roots grow large and can be eaten
candied, boiled, or roasted.
Chayote properties Used by Aztecs
Used for Arteriosclerosis and Renal stones
Aztec Method of Use
whenever thirsty, the mixture of 3 to 5 leaves boiled in 1 liter of
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