The Bloodwood Tree Actually Looks Like it is Bleeding When You Cut Into It
The Bloodwood Tree is a species from South Africa that is well known for its healing properties. It's scientific name is Pterocarpus Angolensis and it is native to Africa. It looks like any other tree on the outside, but check out what happens when you chop it down.
You can see where the tree gets the name
When the tree is cut into, the sap is generated to heal the wound.
The sap of this tree species is blood red and it looks like something from a horror film.
The sap is believed to have a lot of positive qualities.
It is used to cure stomach problems, increase the production of breast milk and treat eye problems.
The wood is also very desirable for furniture builders.
It is so popular that the tree is becoming rare.
Would you be freaked out if you saw this tree and didn't understand that this was sap, not blood?
Hopefully the bloodwood tree doesn't go extinct!