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The healing power of avocado

  1. The avocado tree originally grows in Mexico and Central America. The tree is related to the bay, camphor and cinnamon tree. Avocado has been used in Inca culture for many millennia. The oldest evidence of human use of the avocado strains from 10,000 BC. In the 16th century, the Spaniard Mart�n Fern�ndez de Enciso was the first European to come into contact with the avocado. The name avocado was probably first written down by Hans Sloane, in English. In 1750 the avocado tree was introduced in Indonesia. Then the tree was imported to all tropical countries.

Contents:

  1. Vitamins in avocado Minerals in avocado Healthy fats Naming Active substances Avocado aids recovery Avocado as a diuretic Avocado for cardiovascular disease Other medicinal activities avocado External use of avocado oil

Vitamins in avocado

  1. An avocado contains a large amount of vitamins. Pantothenic acid or vitamin B5 is most represented in this tropical fruit. 100 grams of avocado contains 28% of the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of vitamin B5. Pirydoxin or vitamin B6 and folic acid or B11 are both in this fruit with 20% of the RDI. Vitamin C and vitamin K are for 17% of the RDI in the avocado. Vitamin E follows with 14%, B3 with 11%, B2 with 10% and vitamins A and B1 are each with 5% of the RDI in this green, creamy fruit.

Minerals in avocado

  1. Avocados on the tree / Source: Leoadec, Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA-3.0)

Healthy fats

  1. In terms of phytonutrients, you can praise the avocado for its diversity in vitamins and minerals, but much more important is the fact that it contains many extremely healthy fats. These fats do not lead to obesity. It is a myth that avocados would make you fat. You only get fat from sugar, white flour products and processed oils, especially cooking oil. Avocados only contain 16% saturated fatty acids; the rest is unsaturated. Moreover, this healthy fruit has omega 3 and even more omega 6 and omega 9 fats.

Naming

  1. In Latin, avocado is called Persea americana. Avocado is a Spanish way of spelling the original word from the Aztec language. In almost all languages ​​the word avocado resembles lawyer and as an alternative name the fruit is called lawyer pear. Persea was a name given to many fruits in what was called the West Indies in the 17th century, now North and South America. Americana was given to all products from America or America. Incidentally, the name America comes from its discoverer Amerigo Vespucci. Normally the surnames are used to pay tribute to a person, but the name Vespucci was less easy to Latinize. In any case, it would have been close to speaking of North and South Vespuccica.

Active ingredients

  1. Of the avocado tree, only the fruit, also called avocado pear, is used for phytotherapeutic purposes. The fruit mainly contains fats. Such as the omega 9 fatty acid oleic acid, palmitic acid, linoleic acid, lecithin, the vitamins and minerals described above and vegetable proteins.

Avocado helps recovery

  1. Avocados are so rich in nutrients that it is recommended to eat them for gain. Convalescing and sick people can speed up their healing process by indulging in this tropical fruit with high complete nutritional value. Avocados contain more vitamin D than eggs and butter. Vitamin D is necessary for bone building and for the prevention of osteoporosis. The exceptionally high nutritional value gives the avocado medicinal qualities that allow it to flower on the avocado tree / Source: B. Navez, Bff, Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA-3.0)

Avocado as a diuretic

  1. Avocado is one of the diuretic fruits; these are fruits that stimulate the kidneys to work better so that uric acid is removed from the body more quickly. Uric acid is the cause of gout, which is why avocado works well to eliminate the cause of this annoying and painful condition. Therefore, a phytotherapist may decide to prescribe the green-colored pulp of the avocado pear at:

Avocado for cardiovascular disease

  1. That a high fat content only has positive effects is proven by the fact that avocado protects against cardiovascular diseases. This is partly because there are many antioxidants in this fruit. Antioxidants prevent arteriosclerosis, which is widely known to be the cause of cardiovascular disease. In addition, an avocado contains many mono-unsaturated fatty acids, which also occur in olive oil, among other things. It is known that people who eat a lot of these fatty acids have considerably less cardiovascular problems.

Other medicinal activities avocado

  1. The vitamins A, E and the vitamin B complex together with lecithin are good for stress problems. These vitamins and lecithin can also increase fertility and decrease impotence. The healthy fats and vitamins A, D and E can make eczema problems disappear. Vitamin B6 is ideally suited to remedy mood swings in PMS.

External use of avocado oil

  1. Besides avocado, avocado oil is very healthy. You can eat the oil or use it for baking. This oil can be heated once. In herbalism, avocado oil is used externally. Naturally, the oil has moisturizing properties and avocado oil also promotes collagen synthesis because it contains vitamins A and E. Improved collagen synthesis means that the skin is rejuvenated. In addition, avocado oil has an anti-inflammatory effect. Because it has a high penetration capacity, it is used as an anti-wrinkle agent. To top it all off, it's an emollient that counteracts dry and flaky skin. This makes it a perfect remedy for dry eczema and other skin inflammations.



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