ACHIOTE - dried leaf - 50g
Achiote is a highly branched tree or shrub with a height of 5 to 9 meters. It can be found largely in Peru, Trinidad, Mexico, Brazil, Colombia and Hawaii. Compact, dense foliage, leaves about 20 cm long, heart-shape at the base. A fruit contains up to 50 seeds, while a medium-sized tree can provide up to 270 kg of seeds.
Achiote is considered to be a remedy possessing strong anti-inflammatory properties. it is used in ailments of the genitourinary system and prostate diseases. It purifies, lowers cholesterol and uric acid levels. It is an antioxidant. It can also be used as a remedy of cleansing the liver ailments. It lowers blood pressure and can be used as support in the treatment of renal disease and obesity. It shows sedative effect, as well as expectorant, stimulates digestion, regulates of renal function. Applied externally (in the form of decoction or infusion) it accelerates the healing of wounds and burns, and helps treat conjunctivitis.