Genipa americana is known by many names, including danipa, genipayer bito, maluco, and jagua. It is a medium-sized tropical tree that typically grows to 65 feet. It has smooth bark, a dense crown, and horizontal lower branches. Its fruit is a large berry that is used for medicine and to make beverages.
WHERE IT CAN BE FOUND:
Mexico, Caribbean, Central America, South America
PROPERTIES AND USE:
Abortifacient, cholagogue, diuretic, antiseptic, tonic, stomachic, laxative, antitumor, astringent, and used to treat respiratory conditions, vaginitis, catarrh, diarrhea, uterine cancer, skin ulcers, anemia, insect bites, gonorrhea, jaundice
Consume 1 cup per day of the berry, or drink 1 cup juice.