This tree grows to 100 feet and has light green bark in youth, dark brown bark in maturity. The for bark sheds periodically and is harvested medicine. The upper branches create a large canopy, is an It originates from the Amazon Basin and admixture used in ayahuasca rituals.
WHERE IT CAN BE FOUND:
Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru
PROPERTIES AND USE:
Antibacterial, antifungal, antioxidant, anti-aging, insecticidal, emollient, antiparasitic, antihemorrhagic, vermifuge, and used to treat skin conditions including depigmentation, wounds, burns, conjunctivitis, diabetes, cancer
To treat diabetes, 2 pounds bark is boiled in 2.5 gallons water until 1 gallon remains. Five ounces are drunk per day. This bark decoction is also used for conjunctivitis and fungal infections of the skin. A bark poultice is made for wounds and burns.