Avocado is a highly appreciated fruit for being versatile and can be consumed both in its natural state and as the main ingredient in a number of recipes, such as: vitamins, sweets and the famous guacamole, a Mexican delicacy that is appreciated in many places. from the world and consists of a seasoned avocado puree that is usually a complement to salads.Far beyond the taste, the avocado fruit has numerous benefits for human health, and can be used to treat everything from mild malaise, such as stomach pain and diarrhea, to more complex illnesses such as hypertension, bronchitis, diabetes, anemia and cholesterol high.

Some people like to use avocado leaves to make teas, but have you ever seen someone use avocado seeds for this type of purpose? Know that this part, which is usually discarded, is a great home remedy!

avocado pit

The seed of this fruit has part of the medicinal benefits of the rind, pulp and leaves, but it contains an amount of fatty acids and tannins superior to any other part of the fruit or plant.

Because it has several of the properties of fruit, avocado seeds are rich in vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B9, C, E and K; in addition to several minerals (Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Phosphorus, Potassium, Sodium and Zinc).

Because it has so many substances that are beneficial to our health, the avocado seeds can bring a series of benefits to those who consume it. The main ones are:

  • Stabilizes cholesterol level;
  • Regulates blood pressure;
  • Helps control glucose levels;
  • It has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant action;
  • Strengthens the immune system;
  • Improves digestion;
  • Helps keep skin and hair young;
  • Relieves joint pain;
  • Balances stomach acidity;
  • It can be a great ally for anyone looking to lose weight.

In addition to benefiting your organism with several beneficial substances, you can still fight food waste if you choose not to throw the stone away, as it normally happens, but to consume it.

Some people use flour made from the seed, which can be found in health food stores, but the easiest and most practical way to do this is to use this seed to make tea.

Avocado seed tea


  • 1 avocado seed;
  • 1 liter of water;
  • Sugar, sweetener or honey to taste (optional).

Preparation and consumption

To make the drink, you can use fresh stone, freshly taken from the avocado, or an already dried stone, which can be whole, cut into several pieces or powdered. In any case, the ideal is for the stone to be skinless and cut into pieces or powder, as this way its active principles will be easily absorbed by the water.

The preparation is very simple, just add the water and the stone in a pot or teapot, place it on low heat and let it boil for about 10 minutes. After that, let it rest for another 10 minutes and then just strain and serve. Ideally, tea should be taken in the morning, before eating, and before going to sleep.