The wonderful avocado, with its green-skinned, and pear-shape is often mistaken as a vegetable due to the taste and many uses on salads and dips but alas—the avocado is indeed a fruit.
Depending on your origins, there are many names—such as Aguacate or Palta if you’re Spanish or pear, to Caribbean’s. Grown within warmer climates, there is more to this large seed than meets the eye or taste buds. Pear is sometimes mixed with rice, in soups, salads, or on the side of protein, but is food recipes all this fruit is good for—I think not!
Avocado serves more purposes than guacamole dip. Here are a few ways that it’s the greatest thing since slice bread.
Apply directly to the area of upset, stomach for digestive difficulties, directly on skin where there is a fungal infection or persistent skin problems.
In earlier times, avocado pulp was used as a hair pomade to stimulate hair growth. Its oil is still used today in several hair and cosmetic products. Filled with 25 essential oils, including Vitamin E—a perfect hair treatment to hydrant and gives the hair shine and body.
Do you have a bad cough? Try this tea created from the seed of an avocado. It is a natural antibiotic. I had a horrible run in with an antibiotic last year, and I was desperate…so I had her write down the directions. The amber-colored tea is mixed with fresh avocado leaves, boiling water and a hint of sugar. Though kidney cleansing will show improvement in your eczema
A 10-minute Mask
If you think avocado is great for the hair—wait till you see what it does for your face. The vitamins in avocados will also help to moisturize your skin. Try a simple home treatment. Mash some avocado and mix it with a little milk or oatmeal. Apply the mixture to your face and let sit for 10 minutes.