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aka Caaroba, Carob Tree, Carobinha
(Jacaranda caroba syn Jacaranda procera syn Bignonia caroba)
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CONTAINS: Caroba balsam, caroborelinic acid, carobic acid, steocarobic acid, carobon, carobin.

This small tree to 12 feet is native to Brazil. Leaves thick, tough, without odor, slighty bitter, and get to 8 inches long with 4 to 6 pairs of leaflets to 1½ inches long; flowers are lilac to purple and 2 inches in length; fruit is a two-celled capsule to 2 inches long.

Is considered sedative, diaphoretic, diuretic and an alterative for the digestive system in South America.
Has been used for syphilis and other venereal diseases.
Has been used for epilepsy.

!All others buy commercial preparations and follow directions carefully!
GRAINS = 15 to 50

©2005 by Ernestina Parziale, CH