Achiote (Annato)
Achiote (Annato)
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Achiote (Annato)

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 Common Name: ACHIOTE, Annato
Botanical Name:
Bixa Orellana

Herbal Remedy for:  *Acid reflux *Aging *Blood Impurity *Burns *Cancer *Candidiasis *Colic *Conjunctivitis *Cough *Cuts *Diabetes *Diarrhea*Eye Diseases *Fatigue *Fever *Headache *Heart attack *High Blood Pressure *Hypertension *Indigestion *Kidney Disease *Liver Disease *Lung Cancer *Prostate Cancer *STDS

Herb Properties:  * Abortifacient * Anodyne * Antibacterial * Aphrodisiac * Aromatic * Calm * Carminative * Diaphoretic * Diuretic * Expectorant * Galactagogue * Nervine * Stimulant * Stomachic * Tonic

Benefits of Achiote

Achiote, also known as annatto, is a natural food coloring and flavoring agent derived from the seeds of the achiote tree (Bixa orellana). Apart from its culinary uses, achiote also offers several potential health benefits.

1. Antioxidant properties: Achiote is rich in antioxidants, particularly carotenoids such as bixin and norbixin. These antioxidants help neutralize harmful free radicals in the body, reducing oxidative stress and protecting against chronic diseases like heart disease, cancer, and neurodegenerative disorders.

2. Anti-inflammatory effects: Achiote contains compounds with anti-inflammatory properties, such as flavonoids and terpenoids. These compounds help reduce inflammation in the body, which is associated with various health conditions, including arthritis, asthma, and inflammatory bowel disease.

3. Digestive health: Achiote has traditionally been used to support digestive health. It may help alleviate symptoms of indigestion, bloating, and diarrhea. Some studies suggest that achiote extracts may have antimicrobial properties, helping to combat harmful bacteria in the digestive system.

4. Skin health: Achiote is sometimes used topically in skincare products due to its potential benefits for the skin. It may help improve skin texture, reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, and promote a healthy complexion. The antioxidants in achiote also help protect the skin from damage caused by UV radiation and environmental pollutants.

5. Cardiovascular health: Some research suggests that achiote may have cardiovascular benefits. It may help lower blood pressure, reduce LDL cholesterol levels, and improve blood vessel function. These effects can contribute to a healthier cardiovascular system and a reduced risk of heart disease.

6. Anti-cancer properties: Preliminary studies have indicated that achiote extracts may have anti-cancer properties. The antioxidants and other bioactive compounds in achiote may help inhibit the growth of cancer cells and reduce the risk of certain types of cancer. However, more research is needed to fully understand its potential in cancer prevention and treatment.

7. Immune system support: Achiote contains various nutrients, including vitamin C, vitamin E, and zinc, which are essential for a healthy immune system. These nutrients help strengthen the immune response, protect against infections, and support overall immune function.

It's important to note that while achiote offers potential health benefits, it should be consumed in moderation as part of a balanced diet. Additionally, individuals with specific medical conditions or taking certain medications should consult with a healthcare professional before incorporating achiote into their diet or using it for medicinal purposes.


SIZE GUIDE: (Comes in Flower, Root , and/or Herb Powder, based on availability)

Sample: a small sampling of the dry herb leaf or powder up to 1 oz.  

Weight varies upon choice of herb

JUST THE HERB: Dried Leaf/Flower:  May be used and consumed as a loose leaf tea or added to beverages and or smoothies.

Small (1/4 cup up to 2 oz.) Medium (1/2 cup up to 4 oz.)  Large (1 cup up to 6 oz.) Weight varies upon choice of herb

Tinctures: Concentrated herb(s) in liquid form that are administered sublingually (by mouth). Alcohol tinctures have an average shelf life of 3-5 years, are the most potent herbal preparation method and do not need to be refrigerated.

Small (1 oz) Medium (2 oz) Large (4 oz) Please allow 72 hour additional processing time. Comes in a dropper bottle

Capsules:  Dried powder in capsule form. Small (30 capsules) Medium (60 capsules) Large (90 capsules) Vegetarian/Vegan


Looseleaf Tea: 1-2 teaspoons of the dried herb or herb powder equals one 6-8 oz prepared serving of tea. For best results, drink 3-5 servings daily.

Capsules: Take one capsule by mouth daily if you weigh 150 lbs. or less. Take two capsules by mouth daily if you weigh OVER 150 lbs.

Tinctures: Take daily by mouth, under the tongue. 1 ml if you weigh UNDER 150 lbs. Take 2ml daily, if you weigh OVER 150 lbs.