Pterocarpus angolensis is a teak tree that grows in southern Africa. It is sometimes also called “bleeding” - because of the thick dark red juice it secretes.
The sawed-off trunk of this tree begins to immediately become covered with “bloody” smudges, which makes the tree look like the severed limb of some giant animal.
In Africa, this red juice is traditionally used as a natural dye for a variety of needs. It is, for example, mixed with animal fat and painted with this mixture of face and body. In addition, magical properties are attributed to this juice, which can heal blood diseases, ringworm, malaria, fever, relieve vision, stomach problems, relieve acute pain, and so on.
From the very wood obtained furniture of the highest quality. It is easy to cut and handle, and when it dries it almost does not change in size. Durability and wear resistance allows it to become an excellent material for the manufacture of boats, canoes and floors for the bathroom.
“Bleeding” tree grows from 12 to 18 meters in height, has a beautiful umbrella-shaped crown and blooms with yellow flowers.