Scientific name: Terminalia catappa
Origin: India, Malaysia, Philippines and Indonesia.
Popular names: chestnut tree, almond tree, almond tree, almond tree, beach umbrella, among others.
Natural occurrence: in all regions of Brazil
Features: in their natural habitat, individuals of this species can reach up to 40m in height. The leaves contain various flavonoids like quercetin, various tannins like punicalin, punicalagin, saponins and phytosterols. It is still found in coastal areas of several tropical countries.
Usage: The beach almond leaf is used in the production of antiviral and anti-inflammatory drugs.