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Herb Information
Name: Jamaican Dogwood
Biological Name: Piscidia erythrina

Leguminosae

Other Names: Jamaican Dogwood, Fish Poison Tree
Parts Used: Stem bark
Active Compounds:
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Isoflavones; lisetin, jamaicin, ichthyone, and the rotenoids rotenone, milletone, isomilletone

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Organic acids, including piscidic acid, its mono- and diethyl esters, fukiic acid and its 3-0-methyl ester

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Miscellaneous; b-sitosterol, tannins

Remedies For

Nervine, anodyne, anti-spasmodic.

Jamaican Dogwood is a powerful sedative, used in its West Indian homeland as a fish poison. Whilst not being poisonous to humans, the given dosage level should not be exceeded. It is a powerful remedy for the treatment of painful conditions such as neuralgia and migraine. It can also be used in the relief of ovarian and uterine pain. Its main use is perhaps in insomnia where this is due to nervous tension or pain.

Combinations: For the ease of insomnia it is best combined with Hops & Valerian. For dysmenorrhoea. it may be used with Black Haw.

Description: Found in W. Indies and S. America.
Dosage:

Decoction: Put l teaspoonful of the root in a cup of water, bring to the boil and simmer gently for l0-l5 minutes. This should be drunk when needed.

Tincture: Take l-2 ml of the tincture as needed.

Safety:

Do not exceed the dosage recommended. It may be a poison.

No other information available. Some herbs are known to react with your medication. Please consult your physician before starting on any herb.

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