Mesquite is a super root high in fiber, glucose, fructose and sucrose. It also has carbohydrates, proteins, vitamin C, vitamin E, minerals and potassium. These properties balance the blood’s pH, and since it is high in energy, the food also boosts the immune system.
Mesquite can be an especially valuable component of the diet of pregnant and nursing mothers, as well as athletes or people doing mentally taxing activities. Mesquite also provides carotenoids, magnesium, iron, calcium, zinc, iodine, selenium, fatty acids, vegetable protein, iron, vitamin B (B1, B2, B3, B6, and folic acid).
It can be used as a substitute for cacao, even for people who experience intestinal problems. Mesquite tea is a diuretic and anti-diarrheal, and when served boiling hot can help treat bronchial ailments. When used raw, the plant can work as a laxative.
It is recommended to drink 4 cups of mesquite per day as a remedy for colds and coughs. The green extract of this tree can cure warts, while its black bean is perfect for eye infections and its white liquid can be used to treat bladder stones. Its other virtues include the astringent properties of its pulp and the mucilage and galactomannan in its seeds. To top it all off, it is rich in benzoic acid and pectins.