AVOCADO LEAVES FRESH
Avocado Leaves Fresh or Hojas de aguacate are harvested from the native Mexican avocado Persea drymifolia. The leaves are used both fresh as well as dried and impart a slightly anisey flavor. Learn about using avocado leaves in your Mexican recipes.
Green and Fresh Avocado Leaves
The Avocado Leaves Fresh makes a great tea that works wonders for treating colds, flues, stomach aches, arthritis, kidney cleansing, antibiotic, detoxing, diuretic, good for gout, anti-inflammatory, lower back pain, high blood pressure, toothache, works well for diarrhea, and even helps to regulate menstrual periods and for treating the symptoms of menopause.
In South America avocado leaves are used to add flavor to soups, stews, and for making a bed for grilling meats.
Add to your favorite dishes for flavoring ideal to prepare typical Mexican Food.
Fresh leaves are used in Oaxaca as a bed for barbecuing meats as well as a flavoring for tamales.
Reports Of Toxicity
You may have seen various articles on the web that report that avocado leaves may be toxic. I believe this topic is best explained by Diana Kennedy if her new book “From My Mexican Kitchen” just published, 2003:
” Because there has been some concern about toxicity of avocado leaves among some Californian aficionados, I think it is time to set the record straight. The toxicity reports relate back to a study done in 1984 at the University of California at Davis, which showed that dairy goats suffered some toxic effects from ingesting very large amounts of avocado leaves (the toxic agent remains unknown). The crucial point, according to Dr. Arthur L. Craigmill, toxicology specialist at Davis and one of the authors of the study, is that the toxic effects were traced to the Guatemalan avocado (Persea American). When the goats were fed Mexican avocado leaves (Persea dryminfolia), a different variety, there was no problem.
The Hass avocado, the best tasting one grown in America, is a hybrid of indeterminate origin though its DNA tests positive for a Guatemalan ancestor—hence the suspicions. No one has ever tested Hass leaves for toxicity, but it seems unlikely that the small amounts used in cooking would cause any problems in any case. When in doubt, choose based on tasted and that leads you to the aromatic Mexican leaves which are now available in the U.S.”
Benefits of Avocado Leaves for Health
Almost everyone knows this one fruit, fruit that shaped like a pear, but green, it is very typical of the large round seeds.
No middle and light green flesh does have a distinctive taste Avocado or better known as the avocado has become one of the favorites of society.
Avocado itself is often used as a beverage, food and even to treat the beauty. But do you know if the leaves of avocado also have many benefits? Yes, the benefits of avocado leaves, especially to human health is not as famous as his benefit. But do not underestimate the efficacy of avocado leaves.
Therefore, avocado leaves can be used as traditional medicine for your illness, the following are some of the properties of avocado leaves taken from Wikipedia. And one of the benefits of avocado leaves is able to eliminate kidney stones. This is because the avocado leaves have anti lithiasis intention is able to inhibit the formation of kidney stones.
Avocado Plant and Fruit
1. Overcoming pain.
Have you problems with your waist? Waist sick very daily activities, Try using avocado leaves as medicine, take 5 pieces of avocado leaves and boil in 2 cups water to boil and reserving about 1 cup of water. Once filtered, let it evaporate overnight and drink this concoction regularly during the week.
2. High blood pressure
To lower your blood pressure, washed 3 leaves of avocado. After the leaves coarsely chopped avocado, input into a hot water like you brew tea. Cool first, then strain and drink the potion three times a day.
3. Overcoming Asthma
If you suffer from asthma, maybe avocado leaves could be a solution. The trick boiled 7 leaves of avocado in 3 cups of water and add 1 tablespoon of salt. Wait until the water is boiling and the remaining half. After filtered avocado leaves, avocado leaf herb drinks before bed and while warm.
4. Overcoming stiff
Avocado leaves can also treat stiff. How to boil 9 avocado leaves along with turmeric that has been chopped and leaves enter the 3 cups of water. Add palm sugar and salt in the stew. After the water remaining half, then lift the filter so that the waste is separated. Drink this concoction regularly before you sleep so stiff you lost.
5. Coping with abdominal pain and dysentery
To overcome dysentery abdominal pain and you only need to prepare 5 g of avocado leaves, turmeric root 6 g, 5 g of root retrieval rabbits, and 6 g of leaves of Centella Asiatica. Then pour all the ingredients earlier with 115 ml of hot water. Drinking water is stepping in once daily routine.
One of the best ways to get the most out of avocado leaves is to drink their tea. Dry some of the leaves and crush them and prepare the tea
Try using Avocado Leaves as Medicine
Black Beans with Avocado Leaves
One of the interesting edibles in the laurel family of plants.
For this dish, I use a pressure cooker for the beans, then combine them with the cooked onions and, finally, the ground avocado leaves. There will be about two cups of extra liquid, which I like to use to cook rice, or if I prefer a soup to a drier pot of beans. (This is why the recipe calls for so much water.)
- 2 cups black beans, sorted and rinsed
- +sea salt
- 1 branch fresh epazote (or 1 t dried)
- 2 tsp. olive oil
- 1 large white onion, diced
- 3 large cloves garlic, minced
- 1 jalapeño or serrano chili, split in half lengthwise and diced
- 2 or more avocado leaves, fresh or dried (enough to make 2 or 3 teaspoons, ground)
- Rinse the beans and put them in a pressure cooker with 1½ teaspoons salt, the epazote, and 10 cups water. Bring the pressure too high, then maintain it for 30 minutes. Let the pressure fall slowly by itself. When the beans are done, pour off any liquid if you wish, but keep it in case you need it to thin the beans.
- Meanwhile, heat the oil in a medium skillet. Add the onion and cook over medium-low heat for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the onion has softened some. The garlic and chili, cook for another few minutes, then season with a few pinches of salt.
- Add the onions to the cooked beans and bring to a simmer. After about 15 minutes they will have disappeared into the beans.
- Toast the avocado leaves in a skillet, then grind them to a powder. Add a teaspoon of this to the beans, tasting and adding more to bring it up to the your desired flavor. I find that 2 teaspoons gives a subtle anise flavor to the dish. Simmer for a few minutes, then taste, both for the avocado and for salt.
- Serve the beans in bowls and garnish with a spoonful of sour cream, the cilantro, lime, and avocado. I confess I don’t mind extra chili and some grated cheese as well.