Music Tree - Cuatecomate
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In the rain forests, these roundish fruits (gourds) turn from emerald to yellow, then to brown at maturity. They are dried, polished, and used as the percussion instrument "maraca." Makes an interesting house plant.
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Properties of Cuatecomate Used by Aztec's
Useful in the Treatment of Pectoral Afflictions such as Chronic Bronchitis, Asthma, Dilation of Bronchial Tubes with Mucus, Amoeba Dysentery, Chronic Diahrrea and some Liver Afflictions, it is also Recommended for Loss of Hair and Favors it`s Re-Growth.
Aztec Method of Use
For Bronchial afflictions: Eat 4 to 5 fruits, but first from where the fruit meets the branch, make a cavity in the gourd and fill with white sherry wine, do not remove the seeds, let macerate for 48 hours , then drink a small cup of the extracted liquid 3 times a day and before meals.
For Diarrhea and Dysentery: Drink 1 to 2 cups per day of the boiled mixture consisting of 75 grams of leaves to 1/2 liter of water.
For the Hair: Rub hair vigorously with the same mixture as above.
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