Polvo Gierro (Higuero, or Calabash Tree)

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Title

Polvo Gierro (Higuero, or Calabash Tree)

Description

Common in America and American islands. The unripe fruit of the Calabash tree was preserved, pounded into a powder and mixed with sugar to treat fevers. The pulp of the ripened fruit was used to treat diarrhea and as remedy for burns.

Identifier

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Citation

“Polvo Gierro (Higuero, or Calabash Tree),” Exhibits, accessed April 29, 2017, http://utswlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/150.