|Liver Stone Problems ?, High Blood
Pressure ?, Anti_cancer Medicine?, Cholesterol, Need more Energy?
? Hormonal Alternative treatments
Bixa orellana: ANNATTO leaves (Bixa orellana)
Regulates renal function
Help to boost the immune system
Indigenous Tribes have used the Achiote (Bixa orelana) as an to treat
benign prostate, skin problems, liver disease has been considered good
for the digestive system,
Antidote, Astringent, Cancer, Coloring, Cordial, Cosmetic, Diabetes,
Dysentery, Fever, Hair-Oil, Kidney, Parasiticide, Stypic., seeds
as a body paint and as a fabric dye. Although mostly only the seed paste
or seed oil is used today, the Rainforest Tribes have used the entire
plant as medicines for centuries. A tea made with the young shoots is
used by the Piura tribes as an antidysenteric, an aphrodisiac, astringent,
and to treat skin problems, fevers and hepatitis. The foliage has been
used to treat skin problems, liver disease and hepatitis and also as
an aphrodisiac, antidysenteric, and antipyretic and has been considered
good for the digestive system.
The Achiote has been traced back to the ancient Peru Indians who employed
it as a principal coloring agent in foods, for body paints and as a
coloring for arts, crafts and murals. Today in Peru traditional medicine,
Achiote used to treat heartburn and stomach distress caused by spicy
foods, and as a mild diuretic and mild purgative while traditional medicine
recommends it as a vaginal antispetic and cicatrizant, as a wash for
skin infections, and for liver and stomach disorders.
In the performed extraction of ANNATTO leaves (Bixa orellana), we have obtained chemicals that make possible its use as a medicinal plant. It contains flavonoids, alkaloids, anthraquinones, steroids, saponins, justifying its therapeutic use.
Pharmacological studies and Ethnobotanical of ANNATTO in traditional medicine has attracted the attention of specialists into the laboratory.
The presence of steroids in leaves of ANNATTO suggests that they are responsible for the anti-inflammatory properties that folk medicine attributes for use as anti-rheumatic and inflammation of the prostate. Also due to the presence of flavonoids, used as effective diuretic acting on the urogenital system and regulating the renal function
For centuries, the indigenous tribes of the rainforest have benefited from the healing properties of the achiote. The active ingredients of achiote reinforce the action of the immune system, decreasing the appearance of multiple diseases. Some of the most important health properties are:
Protective hepatic (liver).
Anti-hemorragico (favors coagulation).
Relieves digestive problems (heartburn and acidity).
Combat urinary tract infections (inflammation of the prostate).
It acts against hypertension.
It protects the skin from aging (antioxidant and protective effect of ultraviolet rays).
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