Belonging to the Annonaceae family, the Count’s fruit is a food widely consumed by people of all ages. In addition to being quite tasty, the fruit has some natural properties that can be used to treat some diseases, although few people know this.

The Count’s fruit tree is small, reaching up to five meters in height. Its leaves are oval and dark green in color. It has small white flowers. Its fruit is globose, almost spherical, with a protuberance and many seeds, while its pulp is white in color, involving all the seeds.

Depending on where the Count’s fruit is found, it may be known by other names. Among the main ones are: anona, araticum, ata, black-head, countess, ox heart and pine cone. Practically the entire plant can be used, from the root, passing through the leaves, seeds, fruits and bark of the trunk.

medicinal properties

Conde fruit is made up of high doses of calcium, carbohydrates, iron, phosphorus, carbohydrates, proteins, mineral salts and vitamins of complexes A, B and C. Therefore, it has an astringent, aperient, anthelmintic, antirheumatic effect. , antispasmodic, insecticidal and energetic.

How to use the Count’s Fruit

Depending on the type of disease you are fighting, the Count’s fruit can be used as a whole, from the root to the fruit.

The infusion of the leaves treats anemia, colitis, malnutrition, soothes spasms and cramps and verminosis. When the seeds are added to this infusion, the drink already acquires a vermicide and insecticide effect. Roots provide energy for the body.

The decoction of unripe fruit, together with the leaves and bark of the trunk have an astringent effect, being used in the treatment of chronic colitis, to fortify the stomach and intestine. Ripe fruit is used against weakness, anemia and malnutrition. Lastly, the seeds have the power to produce vomiting and loosen the bowel, in addition to fighting diarrhea.

Earl’s fruit leaf tea

One of the easiest ways to use the Count’s fruit for health is through the preparation of tea. For this you will need 200 ml of filtered water and a handful of leaves from the Count’s fruit tree. The first step is to bring the water to a boil. Soon after, turn off the heat and add the leaves.

Let the mixture sit for a few minutes. Don’t forget to keep the container capped, which will help with the infusion process. Then, just remove all the leaves and the tea is ready to drink. The recommendation is that consumption does not exceed three cups a day.