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Avocado Medicinal Uses

In the case of rheumatism and painful inflamed joints, the oil obtained from the fruit is rubbed onto the painful parts. The same oil is also used as an anti-dandruff medicine, and in cases of falling hair. Rub the scalp with the oil to promote growth of hair.

       

(Persea americana) The Avocado is not a very well-known plant. It grows as high as 15 meters in nature, but in cultivation it is kept less than 10 meters. It is cultivated in tropical and subtropical countries. The fruit is large and pear or oval shaped. It has a thick skin which is purple or green in color.

            

Parts Used: The leaves, flowers, fruit and seeds

Medicinal Use

  • Treatment of rheumatism and painful inflamed joints
  • As an anti-dandruff medicine
  • Checks falling of hair and promotes growth of hair
  • Promotes the flow of urine
  • For flatulence and griping pains of the stomach and bowels
  • Promotes menstrual flow
  • Checks internal swellings, bronchitis, diarrhea, kidney problems and cough
  • Strengthens the gums
  • Soothes headaches and pain of the facial nerves and relieves toothaches

How to Use

  • In the case of rheumatism and painful inflamed joints, the oil obtained from the fruit is rubbed onto the painful parts. The same oil is also used as an anti-dandruff medicine, and in cases of falling hair. Rub the scalp with the oil to promote growth of hair.
  • An infusion of the fresh leaves is used to promote the flow of urine, expel gases, check flatulence and pain from stomach and bowels, and strengthen the gums.
  • A hot compress of the decoction of the leaves soothes headaches and pain of facial nerves.
  • The flowers of the plant promote menstrual flow when taken as a tea.
  • The roasted and ground seed is used in diarrhea and dysentery. The dose is two teaspoonfuls in a cup of lukewarm water. The same powder applied as a cataplasm helps to cure inflammations of the fingers or toes that are accompanied with the formation of pus. It can also be used in dental caries to relieve pain. In decoction, it is also used in gargles for toothache.

To know more on how to prepare and use herbs, visit How to Use Plant Material as Medicine

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  1. It an expensive fruit

  2. :P

    I like it.

    :P

  3. You continue to educate me. Well done article.

  4. Good info for me as avocado\’s lover.

  5. Love avocado shake. Thanks for the information!

  6. I love avocados, gift, thanks for the information.

  7. Such a useful plant in so many ways, good information.

  8. As a child I ate avocados from the tree in our back yard in Venice California. After school, I would go into our yard, pick a lemon, and a avocado, squeeze lemon juice on the alligator pear, and add salt/pepper to taste and enjoy.

    I have developed an allergy now and avocados make me nauseous sadly.

    I fear it was from eating too many as a child.

  9. So much of medicinal uses to avocados…wonderful.

  10. Nice article

  11. Very good share.

  12. A good healthy post.

  13. I am going out to buy some avocados right now. They sound as if they will help some of my ailments. Thank you for the information.

    Christine

  14. good info about avocado medicinal uses.

  15. Useful information here.

  16. I miss eating this delicious fruit. Simply love the taste. What a good bonus to have all those benefits

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