Medicinal benefits of annatto

The red pigment that adorns and heals bodies. 😄

What is annatto?

Annatto is extracted from the seeds of the achiote tree (bixa orellana), a tree native to Brazil.

It is best known as a natural red dye, used in food and cosmetics.

The indigenous peoples of South America use it as body paint for rituals.

It has many under-exploited therapeutic properties.

Annattos are rich in :

  • Carotenoids.
  • Potassium.
  • Phosphorus.
  • Sodium.
  • Vitamin E.
  • Sterols.
  • Calcium.
  • Triterpenoids.
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How to use it?

It is mainly the seeds which are used, in the form of:

  • Powder.
  • Annatto oil.

It can serve as a spice in cooking, or added to medicinal remedies.

Its properties combine well with those of the lime.


Annatto is especially appreciated by the inner ear and the heart.

Medicinal properties

This plant has been traditionally used for its action:

  • Anti-inflammatory.
  • Analgesic.
  • Antioxidant.
  • Antispasmodic.
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I drink my annatto tea… with a smile!

For which disease?

The seeds of bixa orellana have shown promising results in cases of :

  • Cancer.
  • Fever.
  • Pneumonia.
  • Deafness.
  • Cardiopathie.
  • Crohn’s disease.
  • Bloating.
  • Angina.
  • Asthma.

Some people are allergic


Annatto can help in the case of some diseases, but alone, it cannot cure.

Behind an illness, there are usually deep emotional causes.

I discover how to explore my emotions..

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What are the benefits of annatto?

This plant is especially effective in cases of inflammation.

Associated with the acceptance of emotions, it can be a precious ally.

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