Origin of Ocotea Quixos Leaves
Ocotea Quixos leaves derive from a female Ecuadorian evergreen tree, and are commonly used as spices called Ishpingo. It originates in the Ecuadorian Amazon Jungle.
Ocotea is popularly found in pill, essential oil, and dried leaf forms. It can be effective in small doses and has been growing in popularity over the past decade. Ocotea is an important part of numerous cultures and has medicinal as well as anecdotal value.
Its leaves and extracts have also been used in cooking. The cinnamon like flavor and smell have made it the basis for numerous recipes. Not only does it taste good, but its good for you.
Properties of Ocotea Quixos Leaves
This spice is similar in character to cinnamon, deriving from a tree in the same family, however, its actual level of cinnamaldehyde is less than 5%, compared to its cousin, at up to 50%, meaning that it is less toxic and less likely to cause skin irritations. When taken internally Ishpingo may help reduce blood sugar levels.
Research has shown that this plant can contribute to anti-inflammatory affects and can potentially decrease diabetes when taken over time. It has been used by traditional healers and practitioners for decades as a tool for cleansing and revitalization.
Its warm and spicy aroma is mentally relaxing, affecting the sacral and solar plexus chakras.
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