Huevos de toro, a Mexican medicinal fruit


There are many plants in the region that are useful to treat some diseases but that very few people know, such as the so-called Huevos de Toro bull’s eggs”.

The atkis fruit, also known as Huevos de Perro “dog eggs” or Huevos de Gato” cat eggs”, is a plant native to the tropical regions of Veracruz, Tabasco, Campeche, Yucatan, Quintana Roo and Chiapas.

It is recognized by its simple leaves, arranged in spiral, with the entire margin and the obtuse apex.

The flowers are pale yellow on thick leaves with funnel-shaped corolla and with 5 petals with open edges.

During the flowering season, your tree produces yellow flowers that end up becoming a toxic berry. It is the same milk that for decades has been used as an externally applied analgesic.

According to local Chiapas, it cures the kidneys and even serves to heal hemorrhoids.

However, we are talking about a regional plant that is not commercialized, so you will have to visit these regions of the country to get to know it.

Source: mexicoprimeronoticias

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