Café forastero Tree (English/Spanish), Siip' Che' or Sip-che' (Maya), Bunchosia swartziana Griseb (white-bark) and Bunchosia glandulosa (dark-bark), Malpighiaceae Family. Native to Yucatan, Mexico, the Sip-che' or Café forastero is an evergreen tree (shrub) that grows to be 2 meters tall;
pale yellow flowers bloom in small clusters,
petit red round fruits,
leafs are similar to a fig family tree,
elliptic leaf shaped.
Young Siip' che' branches are used by J-Men or Mayan Healers in most holistic cleansing rituals or "Limpias" to purify the aura of a person, spell evil winds or envies; J-Men and Mayan healers dip small bundles of leafs in holy water to sprinkle over a person to spell evil energies, then hits the wet branches over a person's ankles nine times to untied its energy to the underground forces.
The two Sip-Che shrubs branches are essentially used in Mayan sacred ceremonies and Mayan holistic healings.
Leaves are remedy for pleurisy convulsions They are apply directly on the patient and then a bundle of leaves is dipped in water and sprinkled on patient