Cuachalalate - Amphipetyglum Adstringens
Botanical Name: Amphipetyglum Adstringens
What is cuachalalate:
Cuachalate is a tree that grows to 5m in height. Used medicinally for thousands of years in Mexico, it is most sought after for its hearty bark and the demand for it was so high the plant nearly went extinct in the early 2000’s.
Benefits of cuachalalate:
The Cuachalalate's bark is highly sought after for it’s ability to support complications like malaria, stomach ulcers, and sickness related to the kidneys. As far as kidney function goes, the bark of this tree acts as a great diuretic to eliminate edema, and may reduce inflammation that kidney problems cause.
How to consume cuachalalate:
In Latin America, Cuachalalate is typically consumed as a tea or often mixed with other herbs depending on the practitioner’s health or flavor needs.