Tapaculo Guazuma ulmifolia

Whether it’s called bay cedar, mutamba, pixoy, embira, baysi, cablote, or any of its many other names, Guazuma ulmifolia is revered for its diarrhea-stopping abilities. It’s also great for skin conditions and prostate problems.
Tapaculo is a large shrub growing to 100 feet tall, with grey-brown bark and a rounded crown. The leaves are 2 to 6 inches long, with serrated edges. Its small flowers are white to greenish-yellow, grow in clusters, and are quite fragrant. The fruit is woody and globose to broadly oval and 3/4 of an inch to 1 1/2 inches long. It is and black and covered with barbs when ripe.

Caribbean, Central America, South America, Mexico, India, Indonesia, Netherlands, Panama
Febrifuge, nervine, antibacterial, antifungal, digestive, hepatoprotective, antitumor, detoxifier, hypotensive, and is used for diarrhea, dysentery, asthma, cough, colds, intestinal issues, postpartum inflammation, sores, prostate conditions, rheumatism, bleeding, ulcers, skin conditions, difficult childbirth
For diarrhea and dysentery, crush three 1-inch by 3-inch pieces of bark. Boil in 1 liter water. Drink 1/4 cup every four hours as needed. For cancer, boil 2 handfuls of bark and boil
in 1 gallon water. Remove from heat, and steep overnight. Drink 3 cups per day. For inflammation, boil three fruits in 2 cups water. Strain before drinking. For skin conditions, boil a large handful of chopped bark in 1 gallon water boil for 10 minutes. Allow to cool. Bathe the affected area three times per day, and allow to air dry. For dysentery and diarrhea, boil a small handful bark in 3 cups water for 10 minutes. Sip throughout the day. Adding a touch of honey makes it a treatment for prostate conditions and to aid difficult childbirth.