They Cut Down This Old Tree… But Moments Later, They Realized They Made A Terrible Mistake

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On the off chance that you’ve ever delighted in a healthy plate of hotcakes, you’ve undoubtedly suffocated them in syrup got from the sap of maple trees. However, a few trees are somewhat more, well… unpleasant.

One tree animal varieties in Southern Africa has long be worshipped for the mending properties of its sap. It can cure a heap of ills. In any case, there is one little catch…

The Pterocarpus angolensis is local to Africa. At first look, it would appear that whatever other tree, however it’s concealing something exceptionally bizarre.

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The tree has another name – the bloodwood tree – and you can see where it gets it.

When the tree is cut, the sap is reflexively generated to clean and heal the “wound.”

And it’s blood-red.

Locals use the sap to cure eye problems, stomach bugs, and to encourage the production of breast milk.

The wood itself is highly sought after by furniture builders as well.

In fact, it’s so popular that the number of bloodwoods is rapidly declining.

The sap may serve a useful purpose, but it still looks like something out of a horror film. 

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