BOTANICAL NAME: Swietenia humilis
COMMON NAMES: Venadillo, Mahogany, Cobano Seed, Vulture Seed, Zopilote, Caobilla, Crawl, Buzzard
AVAILABLE FORMS: Raw Herbs
COMMON USES: Semilla De Zopilote is widely used to assist in regulating diabetes mellitus, excess weight and colorectal cancer. Commonly used as an antiviral, anthelmintic, anti-inflammatory, antiparasitic, immunomodulatory, antiulcer, antirheumatic, curative and antioxidant effects. Additionally, there are lipids, proteins and minerals in its composition. The lipids have similar characteristics to avocado and sunflower oils.
GENERALLY PREPARED: Semilla De Zopilote is generally prepared as a tea, by crushing one or two of them in a cup of water and boiling them for 5-10 mins. The seed can also be taken orally after breaking the seed uip and putting it under the tongue.