Mexican palo verde

Scientific name:  Parkinsonia aculeata
Continent: Central America and the Caribbean
Fruit:  Yes
Fallen Leaf:  Yes
Toxic:  No
Size:  6 - 8 m

The infusion of its leaf is used as an antiepileptic and for calming fevers

Originating from Mexico to the north of South America, the the Mexican palo verde is a small tree between 6 and 8 m tall. It is deciduous, composed of small leaflets. Its flowers are very showy and appear in hanging clusters of yellow-orange color,

The Mexican palo verde gives a fruit of 8-10 cm of brown color that is edible, with a pleasant flavor. The infusion of its leaf is used as an antiepileptic and for calming fevers The bark is mixed with with sugar and lemon and used against coughs.

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