Flowers that had fallen from a small tree
Photograph by: J. Solomon
Xylopia benthamii is an evergreen tree growing up to 12 metres tall[
The tree is sometimes gathered from the wild for local medicinal use.
S. America - Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Venezuela, Guyana, French Guiana, Surinam.
Rainforests, especially along the sides of creeks[
A plant found mainly in the moist lowland areas of the tropics, though it is occasionally found at elevations above 1,000 metres.
A tea made of this plant (part not specified) is used as a tranquilizer and to help people who have had a great fright be able to sleep[
A tea made from the fruits is used in the treatment of gastralgia[
]. (This report was under Xylopia benthaniana R.E.Fr., but this name does not exist and I am fairly certain that it refers to this species Xylopia benthamii R.E.Fr[
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