They Chopped Down This Old Tree, And Regret It Instantly After Discovering This…

One tree species in Southern Africa has long be revered for the healing properties of its sap. It can cure a myriad of ills. But there is one little catch…

The Pterocarpus angolensis is native to Africa. At first glance, it looks like any other tree, but it’s hiding something very weird.

bleeding tree

The tree has another name – the bloodwood tree – and you can see where it gets it.

bleeding tree

When the tree is cut, the sap is reflexively generated to clean and heal the “wound.”

bleeding tree

And it’s blood-red.

bleeding tree

Locals use the sap to cure eye problems, stomach bugs, and to encourage the production of breast milk.

bleeding tree

The wood itself is highly sought after by furniture builders as well.

bleeding tree

In fact, it’s so popular that the number of bloodwoods is rapidly declining.

bleeding tree

The sap may serve a useful purpose, but it still looks like something out of a horror film. 

bleeding tree

(Source)

If you know someone who might like this, please click “Share!”

Please be sure to Like Us to see more stories like this