Avicennia Germinans

Avicennia Germinans
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Black mangrove (E); Aili (Cu); Calumate (CR); Mangle salado or negro (P); Palo de sal (CR). the seeds are toxic until germinating, then they are edible cooked. The leaves are coated with salt. The bark is used for tanning. The flowers are much visited by bees. Gum from the trunk is used for throat infections. Smoke from the wood is said to be an effective mosquito smudge. Ashes are added to water for washing clothes. The tree is used for charcoal, fuel, construction, and tanning.

EthnoBotanical Dictionary. 2013.

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