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- Description: Large shrub or small tree to 6 m (20 ft) tall and 30 cm (1 ft) in diameter. Bark rough, thick, brown, divided into long narrow strips. Twigs glabrous, brown, with usually paired (stipular) sharp spines at the nodes. Buds very small, no terminal bud. Leaves alternate, drooping, bipinnately compound with only one pair of side branches. Leaflets sessile, 7-17 pairs, narrowly oblong, 1-3 cm (0.4-1.2 in) long, yellowish-green, glabrous. Flowers very small, numerous, crowded in spikes about 5-7.5 cm (2-3 in) long, blooming in Spring and Summer.
Fruits legumes, 10-20 cm (4-8 in) long and about 1 cm (0.4 in) in diameter, slightly constricted between seeds, yellowish or brown, ending in a sharp point, maturing in late Summer or Fall.
Mezquite in my backyard
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Properties of Mezquite Favored by Aztec's
Method of Use
Drink a cup several times a day of the infusion made from 50 grams of Mezquite Cortex or seeds to 1 liter of water.
In cases of Dysentery: apply a enema using the same formula as above, apply warm and double dose.
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