Large shrub growing to 8 meters. When bruised or cut the branches have a spicy resinous fragrance, causing respiratory distress which can be dangerous for some individuals. The leaves are ovate and glossy while new leaves are bronze and a red cherry fruit as pictured.
Native to tropical South America’s East Coast.
Traditional medical use in Fiji
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The essential oil is anti-hypertensive, anti-diabetic, anti-tumor and analgesic. It has shown significant anti-inflammatory properties and is used in South America against stomach diseases.