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Xylopia frutescens "Embira vermelha"

Xylopia frutescens "Embira vermelha"

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Xylopia frutescens "Embira vermelha" Seeds

Xylopia frutescens is a plant with medicinal properties that can be found in Central and South America, Africa, and Asia. In Brazil, it goes by the popular names of "embira," "embira-vermelha," and "pau carne," and its seeds are traditionally used in folk medicine to stimulate the bladder, induce menstruation, and combat various ailments such as rheumatism, halitosis, tooth decay, and intestinal diseases. In Guyana, the seeds are utilized as a substitute for pepper due to their acrid and aromatic taste. Studies conducted in Panama have revealed that X. frutescens possesses anti-cancer, antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, antiplasmodial, and anti-inflammatory properties.

Xylopia frutescens comes from the subtropical biome of Sao Paulo. Interested in seeing what other fruits are found there? Check out another interested plant in the genus Xylopia aromatica, or look at our whole collection!

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