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Jatoba (Hymenaea courbaril) Cut & Sift, Kosher (1 pound)


Jatoba (Hymenaea courbaril) Cut & Sift, Kosher (1 pound)

$24.99 $19.99

(sold by the pound; 1 pound minimum)

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Jatoba (Hymenaea courbaril) Bark, c/s
Item #00455

Source: Brazil & Peru
Part Used: Bark
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A giant canopy tree growing to 90 feet, Jatoba is native to the Amazon rainforest and parts of tropical Central America. It produces bright green Jatobaleaves in matched pairs, white, fragrant flowers that are pollinated by bats, and an oblong, brown, pod-like fruit with large seeds inside. In the Peruvian Amazon the tree is called Azucar Huayo and, in Brazil, Jatoba.

Jatoba has a long history of indigenous use. The resin has been used to create incense, as a glaze for pottery, in the production of varnishes as well as medicinally. The bark has been used by many tribes to assist with everything from diarrhea, heavy menstrual flow, internal parasites, stomach issues, coughs and nail fungus!

The first recorded medicinal use was in Brazil in 1930 by Dr. J. Monteiro Silva. He recommended using the bark for diarrhea, dysentery, general fatigue, intestinal gas, dyspepsia, hematuria, bladder problems, and hemoptysis. Clinical studies show that Jatoba contains antifungal, antimicrobial and anti-yeast properties*.

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Product Description

A shrubby tree found in the lower elevations and floodplains of the Amazon, Iporuru has light brown bark and violet colored flowers. The leaves and bark must be harvested during the dry season as it spends the rainy season under water.iporuru

Traditionally this plant has been used as a teaching plant by tribes in the Amazon. Throughout the Amazon the bark or leaves are used as a local support for rheumatism, arthritis, colds, and muscle pains. Topically, the crushed leaves were been rubbed on painful joints. The bark has also been used as a treatment to prevent diarrhea. Another common use in some parts of Peru is as an aphrodisiac and for impotency.

While not much official research has been done on the Iporuru, initial results have shown it to contain steroids, saponins, phenols, flavonols, flavones, tannins, xanthones, and alkaloids.

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