Sunday, June 25, 2017

Wild edible and medicinal food - Tropical Almond

The Tropical Almond tree (Terminalia catappa) is extremely common and prolific. They are on every coastline and most islands. The seed (nut) is edible,though it's a bit tedious to peck out the meat. It has a substantial amount of oil and thus, much-needed calories if you're in a survival situation.
The inner bark can be used to treat oral thrush.
The leaves are a common treatment for skin conditions and rheumatic joints. The leaves or tea from the leaves is used to fight internal digestive system parasites.

Tropical Almond wild edible food
Tropical Almond (Terminalia catappa)

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