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Cure Yourself with Ancient Aztec Herb and Plant Remedies

Giant Mexican Hyssop - Toronjil
(Agastache mexicanum)
(Cedronella mexicana)
(Melissa spp).

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  • Spanish Name:  Toronjil
  • Botanical Name:  Agastache mexicanum, Cedronella mexicana, Melissa spp.
  • Other Name:  Toronjil Morado, Te de Menta.
  • Aztec:  Tlalhaueuetl,Tlalamatl,Tzompilihuitzatli.

Agastache mexicana, also known by its common name Mexican Giant Hyssop or by its synonyms Brittonastrum mexicana or Cedronella mexicana, is an erect bushy, lemon scented ,short lived perennial with ovate to lance shaped leaves, and bearing spikes of rose - red blooms in mid-late summer. It requires moderately fertile ,well drained soil in full sun and will attain a height of 24-36"(60-90cm.) and a width of 12" (30 cm.).

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Toronjil Properties Used by Aztec's

  • Stimulates Digestion,
  • Opens the appetite,
  • Increases Energy to the Heart,
  • Improves Blood Circulation,
  • Calms the Nervous System,
  • Fortifies Brain Functions
    also used for
  • Vertigo,
  • Fainting Spells,
    The cream is used for
  • bumps,
  • bruises
  • Rheumatic Pain

Aztec Method of Use

  • Drink 1 cup, after each meal, of the infusion made with 15 to 20 grams of Toronjil leaves to 1/2   Liter of water
  • To Calm the Nervous System:   Take the same infusion as above but add 10 grams of Orange Tree leaves; take 1 cup in the morning on an empty stomach and 1 before going to bed.
  • For Bumps and and Rheumatic Pain:   Apply the cream prepared with 25 grams of pure lard, and 1/2 gram of Essence of Toronjil.

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


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