Angel Trumpet - Floripondio
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Small tree that occurs along the ocean to about 1300 m in altitude. Its white flowers give off a strong perfume at night. Due to this perfume, this tree is considered intoxicating and divine in some parts of the world.
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Used to cure Rheumatism, Worms, Inflammation, Colds,
Fever, Erysipelas, Cramps and Infections.
Used to cure Asthma and Hemorrhoids. Also used as a Vermicide and as a Cataplasm to Relieve Pain.
This tree is known to occur in Costa Rica but is not very common and is thus not believed to be an indigenous plant.
Properties of Floripondio Used by Aztec's
Antispasmodic, Sciatica, Anti colic, Hepatic, Coughs as in Asthma, Calms Epileptic Convulsions, Eclampsia (seizures (convulsions) in a pregnant woman that are not related to brain conditions) and Huntington disease.
Aztec Method of Use
This plant should be used with caution since it contains Atropine, a natural and principal active ingredient of it`s leaves which will cause vertigo, hallucinations and delirium with convulsions. Only use 1 to 2 leaves to 100 grams of water.
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