Category: Medicines - plant based
Introduction and description
Cnidoscolus aconitifolius, also known as Cnidoscolus chayamansa and commonly known as chaya or tree spinach, is a large, fast-growing leafy perennial shrub that is believed to have originated in the Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico.
The specific epithet, aconitifolius, means "Aconitum-like leaves".
It has succulent stems which exude a milky sap when cut. It can grow to be 6 meters tall, but is usually pruned to about 2 m for easier leaf harvest. It is a popular leaf vegetable in Mexican and Central American cuisines, similar to spinach.
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