The Tree’s Sap Flows Crimson Red, Resembling The Color of Blood – Nature and Life

The sap of a teak tree in South Africa is blood red. Its resin is used to make dyes, treat diseases, and produce cosmetics.

Pterocarpus angolensis, a species of teak native to South Africa, named Kiaat, Mukwan or Muninga. It is also called the “bloodshed tree” because the sap is bright red.

Pterocarpus angolensis, a species of teak native to South Africa, named Kiaat, Mukwan or Muninga. It is also called the “bloodshed tree” because the sap is bright red.

When someone cuts across a tree trunk or branch, the blood-like bright red sap begins to flow. After a while, the resin turns dry and has a dark red color.

When someone cuts across a tree trunk or branch, the blood-like bright red sap begins to flow. After a while, the resin turns dry and has a dark red color.

The “Blood Tree” has a height of about 12-18 m. The bark is dark brown, rough, and the flowers are yellow. The canopy radiates into the shape of an umbrella.

The “Blood Tree” has a height of about 12-18 m. The bark is dark brown, rough, and the flowers are yellow. The canopy radiates into the shape of an umbrella.

People use the sap as a dye. In some areas, people mix red plastic with animal fat to make cosmetics for the face and body. They also use red resin to treat a number of blood related diseases, ringworm, eye disease, malaria, stomach pain and help mothers have more milk.

People use the sap as a dye. In some areas, people mix red plastic with animal fat to make cosmetics for the face and body. They also use red resin to treat a number of blood related diseases, ringworm, eye disease, malaria, stomach pain and help mothers have more milk.

Pterocarpus angolensis is a softwood that is easy to carve, nail and polish. It is a suitable material for building boats, canoes, flooring and making high-class items.

Pterocarpus angolensis is a softwood that is easy to carve, nail and polish. It is a suitable material for building boats, canoes, flooring and making high-class items.

Because of its high value in life and production, it is an important tree species in Africa. However, over-exploitation over the years is causing the number of trees to decrease drastically.

Because of its high value in life and production, it is an important tree species in Africa. However, over-exploitation over the years is causing the number of trees to decrease drastically.