Maytenus ilicifolia, Celastrus ilicinus, Espinheira Santa

Maytenus ilicifolia, Celastrus ilicinus

Espinheira Santa
Family: Celastraceae
Origin: South America
Small tree 10-20 ftSemi-shadeFull sunRegular waterYellow, orange flowersOrnamental foliageThorny or spinyEthnomedical plant.
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Espinheira santa is a small, shrubby evergreen tree growing to 5 m in height with leaves and berries that resemble holly. It is even found in city landscapes for its attractive, holly-like appearance.

Leaf infusions and leaf powder in capsules or tablets are currently being used for ulcers, as an antacid, as a laxative, as a colic remedy, to eliminate toxins through the kidneys and skin, to support kidneys, support adrenal glands, support digestive functions, and as an adjunctive therapy for cancer.

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Maytenus ilicifolia, Celastrus ilicinus, Espinheira Santa

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