( Medicinal preparations with avocado)
Intestinal Parasites: The seeds are crushed to make a 5% decoction is used to eliminate intestinal parasites. (This preparation, because it contains cyanogenic component amygdalin, may be dangerous and it is always harmful in long treatments. It is not recommended in home medicine)
Emmenagogue: To promote and regulate menstruation, take an infusion made from dried roots (For its saponin content, this preparation may be dangerous and it is always harmful in long treatments. It is not recommended in home medicine)
Digestive system: Use the infusion of its leaves at 10% for treating gastritis and stomach pains (For its saponin content, this preparation may be dangerous and it is always harmful in long treatments. It is not recommended in home medicine)
Cholesterol: The anti-cholesterol medicinal values of avocado pulp are very-well recognised. Eating avocados regurlarly is the best way to control cholesterol ( More information about food properties of avocado in the listing above)
Used externally, for its richness in vitamin D and vitamin E as well as saponins, it is able to stimulate collagen formation. This makes avocado a good balm for the skin, ideal for treating many skin disordes , especially in cases of eczema and dermatitis. ( We can combat them using a cream made with avocado pulp or by means of the external application of its oil)
These same preparations can be used for external treatment of other skin conditions, such as pimples, spots or scabs caused by psoriasis.
Apart from the emollient properties of its oil, we must mention its inflammatory properties that can be used to combat joint pain in painful conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis or gout night attacks.
COSMETIC PROPERTIES OF AVOCADO
The soothing properties of avocado oil, extracted from its seeds, are used in the cosmetic industry as a common ingredient in many creams for skin and hair care . A good and cheap remedy for maintaining a youthful face without wrinkles is to make a mask with avocado pulp and keep it before going to sleep for half an hour on your face.
Keep in mind that avocados are used extensively in cosmetics for skin care, especially for wrinkles. For its richness in fat, they are often used in the development of dry skin creams or masks for wrinkles.
More information about avocado in the listing above.