The leaves contain essential oil with estragole, caryophyllene and eugenolflavonoids afzelin, cynaroside, luteolin, quercetintannins and procyanidins. The avocado fruit is considered one the most nutritious of all fruits and very high in calories kcal per g. The fruit contains a fatty oil based on linoleic acid, linolenic acid, palmitic acid, stearic acid and other fatty acids, both saturated and unsaturated.
Water The avocado plant is native to Central America and Mexico. To the Aztecs and other American Indians, this plant was valued as a food source and for the wonderful affects of the oil on the skin and hair.
Today, the fruit of this plant is still extremely popular. The flesh around the seed is quite nutritious, with high amounts of potassium. Some native healers use the leaves of the plant medicinally.
While the fruit does contain a high amount of oil, that oil is monounsaturated oil and is considered to be a healthier oil for humans. Avocado oil is used in many natural skin and health care products as a skin moisturizer and hair conditioner.
Ellegua is the Orisha associated with the avocado plant. The fruits can be added to any sacred meal for Ellegua. The plant is easy to grow and is supposed to draw sexual passion into the home.
If you have access to the leaves of an avocado plant, use them in ceremonies to Ellegua. The oil can be purchased at most health food stores and would make a great addition to any Ellegua bath.
The Quetzal bird of Central America is apparently a pollinator of the avocado plant and should be researched for further spiritual information on this plant.Amanda’s note was the first I’d heard about eating avocado pits.
(My first thought was: How on earth do you eat one?) But a quick Google search reveals that adding avocado pits to smoothies is indeed a trending topic among the nutritionally ambitious. Persea americana Family: Lauraceae (Laurel family) Deities:: Ellegua, Quetzecoatl Element: Water The avocado plant is native to Central America and Mexico.
To the Aztecs and other American Indians, this plant was valued as a food source and for the wonderful affects of the oil on the skin and hair.
“Effects of Persea americana leaf extracts on body weight and liver lipids in rats fed hyperlipidaemic diet.” African journal of Biotechnology 6, no. 8 (). Persea Americana (Avocados) are commercially valuable and are cultivated in tropical and Mediterranean climates throughout the world.
They have a green-skinned, fleshy body that may be pear-shaped, egg-shaped, or spherical, and ripens after harvesting. Avocado (Persea americana) seed as a source of bioactive phytochemicals.
Full-Text Paper (PDF): Avocado (Persea americana Mill.) oil produced by microwave drying and expeller pressing exhibits low acidity and high oxidative stability. The most effective parts of Persea Americana are the leaves, fruit and seed. Among fruits, avocado consist of more fiber and protein than the most. It also include phosphorous, manganese, potassium, iron, vitamin C, vitamin E, thiamin, Beta-carotene, nicotinic acid, riboflavin and folate. Persea americana, called avocado, is a multi-stemmed tropical evergreen tree that is native to Mexico, Central America and South America. It typically matures to ' tall, however grafted varieties generally grow shorter.
Dabas D(1), Shegog RM, Ziegler GR, Lambert JD. Author information: (1)Department of Food Science, The Pennsylvania State University, Food Science Building, University Park, PA [email protected] The most effective parts of Persea Americana are the leaves, fruit and seed.
Among fruits, avocado consist of more fiber and protein than the most. It also include phosphorous, manganese, potassium, iron, vitamin C, vitamin E, thiamin, Beta-carotene, nicotinic acid, riboflavin and folate.