Tropical Almond Leaves Benefits.
Many of us do not realize that an 𝗮𝗹𝗺𝗼𝗻𝗱 𝗶𝘀 𝗮 𝗳𝗿𝘂𝗶𝘁 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝗮 𝗻𝘂𝘁. Tropical Almonds (Terminalia Catappa) also known as Indian Almond, Malabar Almond, Sea Almond, Beach Almond, and False Kamani are native to the Southeastern coast of Africa (Madagascar), Australia, and Asia.
First, introduced to Jamaica through the Atlantic Slave Trade, and grows in abundance, along the seashore on the island. The fruit as it matures goes from green to red, yellow, or brown, and within the husk is the edible kernel (Almond). The fruit has many health benefits for the body, however, Jamaicans aren’t crazy about the fruit. 𝗬𝗼𝘂’𝗹𝗹 𝗳𝗶𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗳𝗿𝘂𝗶𝘁 𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗲𝘄𝗻 𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗴𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗱 𝗶𝗻 𝗹𝗮𝗿𝗴𝗲 𝗾𝘂𝗮𝗻𝘁𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘆𝗲𝘁 𝘄𝗲 𝗶𝗺𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘀𝘁𝘂𝗳𝗳 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗿𝗲𝘁𝗮𝗶𝗹 𝗶𝘁 𝗮𝘁 𝗰𝗿𝗮𝘇𝘆-𝗲𝘅𝗽𝗲𝗻𝘀𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗽𝗿𝗶𝗰𝗲𝘀 (𝑖.𝑒 𝑎𝑙𝑚𝑜𝑛𝑑 𝑓𝑙𝑜𝑢𝑟 𝑤ℎ𝑖𝑐ℎ 𝑖𝑠 𝑔𝑙𝑢𝑡𝑒𝑛-𝑓𝑟𝑒𝑒)
𝗣𝗥𝗢𝗣𝗘𝗥𝗧𝗜𝗘𝗦: They are a wonderful source of carbohydrates, fibre, minerals – including calcium, iron, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, and vitamin E. Almonds contain monounsaturated fat, which reduces bad cholesterol in the body and B17 (an anti-cancer vitamin).
TROPICAL ALMOND LEAVES BENEFITS
The Indian Almond seeds have an almond or hazel-nut flavor. In India they are often served sitting in water on a small plate. The oil can also be used for cooking or to make soap🧼.The ripe husks of the fruit can be eat raw but are best when young and sweet. They can be eaten fresh or roasted and incorporated into dishes.
TROPICAL ALMOND has MANY MEDICINAL PROPERTIES. And a DECOCTION of the LEAVES is USED in SOME COUNTRIES to FIGHT AGAINST HYPERTENSION and URINARY TRACT INFECTIONS . The EXTRACTS of LEAVES SHOWED a CONFIRMED HEPATOPROTECTIVE ACTIVITY.
TROPICAL ALMOND LEAVES TEA LOWERS BLOOD PRESSURE.
ALL PARTS of the PLANT are USED in TRADITIONAL MEDICINE AGAINST DYSENTERY, DIARRHEA, JOINT INFLAMMATION and to TREAT COUGH, STRESS, BRONCHITIS and ASTHMA.
The FRUIT can AID in the TREATMENT of LEPROSY (with palm oil), to CURE HEADACHES or REDUCE NAUSEA DURING TRAVEL.
INDIAN RESEARCHERS have SHOWN that the SEEDS of the have an APHRODISIAC POWER and that that they COULD be USED in the TREATMENT of SEXUAL PROBLEMS like PREMATURE EJACULATION!
INDIAN ALMOND LEAVES PROVIDE EXTRA PROTECTION for FRY, MAKING them a MUST-HAVE for THOSE who WANT to BREED THEIR FISH 🐠 It’s also worth noting that INDIAN ALMOND LEAVES are GREAT for MAINTAINING the AMOUNT of INFUSORIA in YOUR FISH TANK.
HOW TO GROW TROPICAL ALMOND TREE
Some plants like it hot, and Indian almond trees are among them. That may be traced back to their origins in tropical Asia. Indian almond cultivation generally occurs in tropical and subtropical regions in North and South America. They naturalize easily and are considered invasive in some regions.
Tree usually reaches some 50 feet tall, but can grow considerably taller. You’ll find that tropical almond care is minimal if you plant the tree correctly. Site the young tree in a full sun location. It accepts almost any soil as long as it well draining. The tree is drought tolerant. It also TOLERATES SALT in the AIR and OFTEN GROWS CLOSE to the OCEAN.
Irrigation must be frequent. Generally, it should be watered 2-3 times a week in warmer months and every 4-5 days the rest of the year.
It’s advisable to fertilize in growing season with an organic fertilizer. In cultivation, plants usually start flowering and fruiting within 2 to 3 years after planting.