The common name for this is Mexican Skin Tree and is an old Mayan treatment for skin cuts and abrasions. It comes from Mimosa tenuiflora. It is only found in south east Mexico at a specific height of 800-1000 metres and is the bark that is used. Tepescohuite has spectacular regenerating properties for skin tissue, especially burn damaged skin. It has a strong concentration of phenols (free radical scavengers).