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Cure Yourself with Ancient Aztec Herb and Plant Remedies

Prickle Poppy - Chicalote
Also known by Argemone mexicana and Chicotl   /  Chillazotl(Aztec).

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This Mexican desert poppy shares some properties with the Chinese opium poppy. In Aztec traditions, some diseases were thought to be the result of angry gods. This plant was sacred to Tlaloc, the Aztec god of rain and water, and water related diseases such as rheumatism and palsy were treated with this herb to appease him.

    Properties:  Sedative,  Antispasmodic,  analgesic,  laxative.
    Preparation:  Seed to be eaten or mix with water as a laxative drink,  Infusion of the leaves as sedative, the sap as topical analgesic.
    Indications:  Skin Lesions,  Burns,  Cough,  Migraine,  Generalized Aches and Pains.
    Side Effects:  The dried leaves are smoked as an aphrodisiac in Mexico, with possible risk of side effects of vomiting and Diarrhea!

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Properties of Chicalote used by Aztec's

    Hypnotic and Calmative,  Used Against Insomnia,  Fights Cough in Children also for Seizures and Convulsions.

Aztec Method of Use

For Cough, Convulsions and Seizures: Drink 1 cup before bedtime the powdered mixture of 50 grams of seeds and leaves to 1/2 liter of water boiled for 15 min.
For Hypnotic Effects and as a Calmative: Drink before bed 1 cup of the infusion of 14 grams of flowers to 1/2 liter of water.
For Diarrhea: Boil Chicalote leaves with rice, grind and toast then drink the mixture as a daily drink.

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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 physician or other natural plant products professional. Consult Your Physician Before Using a Herbal Remedy!


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