Avocados are one of our favorite super foods, their a powerhouse of nutrients and dis ease fighting compounds and a staple in our home. We use them in a lot of dishes; tacos, sandwiches, salads, egg salad, their so delicious. In our quest to be less wasteful and to help Gaia’s healing, we’re always looking for new ways to throw less away. When it comes to avocados we’ve managed to do just that. We use the oh so yummy and very good for you green fleshy part, who doesn’t?? We also use the peel and seeds. In this article I would like to share how we use the seeds, we will discuss the peels in another article. It feels good to buy a fruit and not throw any of it away. Zero waste!
Avocado seed powder isn’t something that’s common these days which is a shame, there’s so many uses for it. It was and still is used in culinary dishes and for medicine in Africa for a plethora of ailments. It’s helpful in managing diabetes, lowers blood pressure and cholesterol, protects liver and kidney tissues and can cure fungal infections. When made into a paste, it makes a great sun screen. Africans have even used it for snake bites. The Aztecs, Mayans and Indigenous people of South America all had their medicinal, culinary and magickal uses.
Avocado seeds are still used today. They fight blood cancer by encouraging apoptosis in cells affected by leukemia an have been considered an alternate leukemia treatment. The monounsaturated fatty acids keep cholesterol in check. In Nigeria they use the seeds to lower blood pressure. Their anti-diabetic, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, anit-cancer. They can reverse UV damage and keep the UV rays from causing DNA damage. When made into a paste, avocado seed powder makes a local anesthetic which can reduce inflammation and increase blood circulation.
In addition to all the healing uses, avocado seeds are full of vitamins,mineral and nutrients including alkaloids, calcium, saponins, protein, magnesium, iron, tannins, falvonoids, phosphorus, potassium sodium, zinc, folate, niacin and vitamins A, B6, C, E and K.
Avocado seeds also have quite a few uses in magick. They make wonderful handmade runes. They make a beautiful dye in shades of pinks and reds. Just like they benefit the health of our skin, they also are useful in beauty spells. The powder is also powerful in ritual soaps, salts and teas.
When we eat an avocado, I rinse off the peel right away and put it in the dehydrator. I then wash and dice up the seed and put it in the dehydrator. Every dehydrator is different, I set mine for 10 hours for the seeds, 5 for the peels. After the dehydrator is done working it’s magick, it’s time to make the powder. You don’t need a fancy-schmancy herb grinder although there’s nothing wrong with using one. I use a good quality coffee grinder, it cost me about $$20. I do recommend you have one for coffee and one for seeds, peels and herbs, unless you like the taste of coffee in everything you grind. Grind the seed into a find powder and store it in an air tight container such as a canning jar with a tight lid.
Living off grid requires us to be at our best physically, mentally and spiritually. Little acts such as adding a bit of avocado seed powder to a dish or smoothie is an easy and affordable way to stay healthy. Have you see the cost of cancer or diabetes or any other dis ease lately? It’s time we took control of our own well being. It doesn’t have to cost much as this powder costs us whatever we paid for the avocados. Growing your own avocados makes this powder even more affordable and you have complete control over what goes into your food.
Do you use avocado seeds for anything? Share you thoughts on this. Let’s work to keep each other informed and healthy.
Resources: curejoy.com/content/avocado-seed-benefits/ The Encyclopedia of Magickal Ingredients – Lexa Rosean moodymoons.com/2019/02/25/9-ways-to-use-avocados-in-wichcraft organicfacts.net/avocado-seeds.html
These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not meant to diagnose, treat or cure any dis ease.