The Xtabentún flower (Tubrina corymbosa) is a species of large vine that can be found in the Yucatan Peninsula and some countries of South America.
It is also known as coacihuitl, vado, angelito or bejuco de San Pedro, but the name “xtabentún” in maya means “vine that grows on the stone”. It is also known as “ololiuqui“, which was the name given by the Aztecs to identify some groups of plants.
Its large leaves and white bell-shaped flowers are very characteristic of this vine in the region.
Its seeds are known to cause a sense of euphoria, followed by drowsiness, used in rituals by ancient Mexican and Mesoameircan civilizations.
Bees love this plant for its nectar, for which it is a favorite in the manufacture of a Yucatecan drink, with anise and keeping the honey flavor that comes from this flower.
The Maya legend tells that in a village lived “Xtabay”, a woman who gave her love to anyone but helped others, and also lived “Utz-Colel”, another virginal woman but not empathic with people.
When Xtabay died, her body smelled like this plant and then, when Utz-Colel died, her body had a rotten smell, so full of rage and envy, she returned to Earth to kill all men in the form of the legendary Xtabay.
more recommended stories
Switzerland and Merida strengthen ties with projects to promote tourism
Mérida, Yucatán, (September 25, 2021) .-.
8 Yucatecan chefs are invited to the Gastro Destino México program
In the second season of this.
Mexico annual inflation accelerates above expectations during September
Mexico’s annual inflation rose during the.
Biden’s honeymoon with Europe is over
BARCELONA — When President Biden stood.
World thyroid cancer day; incidence increased and mortality decreased
It is the most common tumor.
Mérida urban area cannot continue to expand, it is not viable or profitable (Canadevi)
Merida, Yucatan, (September 24, 2021).- Given.
The White Lady, endemic fish of the Yucatan Peninsula threatened by water pollution
Merida, Yucatan, (September 24, 2021).- The.
Mexico reports 11,808 infections and 748 deaths from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours
MEXICO, (September 24, 2021).- The federal.
An 82-year-old man is arrested for stealing two chocolate bars in Tlalpan, CDMX
Don Sergio Armando, 82 years old,.
Three inmates escape from Playa del Carmen prision
Guards shoot and recapture two, the.