AXOCOPAQUE (Gaultheria Acuminata)
The axocopaque or wintergreen (Gaulteria procumbens) is a shrub of the Ericaceae family, native to Mexico and the northern United States, where it grows in sandy, humid or swampy places.
It is a shrub with horizontal roots. The stems ascend from the rhizome. The green leaves are stalked, alternate, shiny, and oval or lanceolate, toothed at the edges. It has a few flowers, hanging, axillary, and white. The calyx is white with five segments, the corolla has five sepals and ten stamens. The fruit is a capsule with numerous seeds inside and is surrounded by the calyx, which is fleshy, giving the appearance of a bright red edible berry with a diameter of 6-9 mm.
What cures the Axocopaque?
Suggested use: Due to its properties as an analgesic, and anti-inflammatory, it is suggested in cases of muscle pain, headaches, and sprains.
The axocopaque contains essential oils and monotropitoside heteroside (gaulteroside) that has the antiplatelet capacity, it is suggested in pain.
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