Fitosana - Achiote (Bixa orellana) - Jar x 100 capsules : Achiote is a specie of tree plant of the tropical regions of America. It is attributed different therapeutic properties: astringent, antiseptic, emollient, antibacterial, antioxidant, expectorant, healing, febrifuge, stomachic and scours, and antigonorréico diuretic, laxative, anti-inflammatory, hypoglycemic.
The ground seed is used for measles, smallpox, stomach disease, kidney disease, dysentery, febrifuge, astringent and slightly purgative.
The pulp is used in burns and blisters.
The leaves act against throat discomfort, respiratory, kidney pains, skin and vaginal inflammation, fever, hypertension, vomiting blood, diarrhea, hemorrhoids, angina, abscesses, headache, kidney pains, skin infections, and conjunctivitis.
Mashed or boiled are eaten to control vomiting, as an antidote to poisoning by eating manioc containing hydrogen cyanide.
The infusion of the leaves is used by women for vaginal washes and is very effective in controlling inflammation produced by fungi and bacteria.
Its root decoction is recommended against malaria and asthma.
The fruits and seeds in infusion , control headache . It also has healing properties.
The dry extract or infusion of the leaves is widely used to control and cure prostatitis, ailment that often degenerates into prostate cancer.
Good for the prostate
In Extractions made from the leaves of Achiote (Bixa orellana), were obtained chemicals that make it usable as a medicinal plant. It contains flavonoids, alkaloids, anthraquinones, steroids, saponins, justifying its therapeutic use.
Pharmacological and ethnobotanical studies of ACHIOTE in traditional medicine has attracted the attention of specialists to the lab. The presence of steroids in ACHIOTE leaves suggests that are responsible for the anti-inflammatory folk medicine attributes to be used as anti-rheumatic and inflammation of the prostate. Also due to the presence of flavonoids, is used as diuretic effective acting on the urogenital system and regulating renal function.
The results of pharmacological studies have proven its therapeutic actions, diuretic and antibacterial antigonorréicas that reinforce the beneficial action of ACHIOTE on the prostate and genitourinary tract, considering that prostatitis is an inflammation usually caused by infection and whose treatment requires antibacterial and diuretic.
It has been established within or phytotherapeutic time for each of the multiple treatments but some authors mention that using ACHIOTE sheets can be used for quite long time, since there have been no background of toxicity.
Source known as a yellowish red natural colorant derived from its seeds, known as annatto which is used as a food dye. Often used in the coloring of cheeses like Cheddar or Mimolette, margarine, butter, rice, smoked fish and sometimes cooking as a seasoning.
It is widely used in various culinary preparations of LAC as well as flavoring coloring. In hallaca, Venezuelan dish of Christmas, is an essential ingredient.
And also used as a seasoning and coloring, also part of Yucatecan cuisine as "cochinita pibil" among other dishes as it was widely used by the Maya, not only in America and in the Canary Islands, but also in gastronomy Southeast Asia.
The indigenous peoples of Central and South America use it as body paint and facial for their religious rituals. The dye is code E 160.