10 INDIAN COMB seeds (Pachycereus...
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Pachycereus pecten-aboriginum or Indian comb is a columnar cactus tree, and is native to northwestern Mexico.
Its range is from the Chihuahuan and Sonoran Desert, to Colima, and southern California.
Pachycereus is leafless and can grow up to 15 m high.
The fruit can be eaten raw or cooked and can be made into a syrup or preserves, like jam and has been used to make wine.
The Mayo people made tortillas from the ground seeds mixed with some corn meal flour.
The Mayo would use Pachycereus pectin-aboriginum for healing.
The way they did this was to cut out a piece of the trunk and rub it on wounds to inhibit bleeding.
To treat a sore throat, juice was pressed from the stem of the Pachycereus pecten-aboriginum; or the juice was drank as a tonic after it cooled from cooking.
Pachycereus pecten-aboriginum is a most interesting cactus, without mescaline.
A multi-purpose plant from which the juice of the young branches is employed by the Tarahumara to make the narcotic beverage cawe.
The beverage causes dizziness and visual hallucinations, same with san pedro, Bolivian torch and peruvian torch.
It is also used for purely medicinal purposes.
Sowing seeds of Pachycereus:
Sow your seeds in a small box equal to sand and fine soil, cover your seeds 1 to 2 mm then water with a sprayer.
To finish, cover the box with a film of food and place the box in a warm place (25 to 30 ° c)
Once the Pachycereus seedlings are 2 to 3 cm, transplant them into separate pots.
Do not consume this cactus.
Only for the collection of cacti plants and succulents.
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