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BOTANICAL MEDICINE DATABASE
Jamaican Dogwood
MEDICINAL USE
Is used for spasm and associated pain of uterus and skeletal muscle. It is indicated in insomnia, dysmenorrhea with associated nervous and/or musculoskeletal tension, migraine headaches and neuralgia. Is of great use for pain, general distress, inflammatory fever, rheumatism, spasmodic cough, bronchitis, intestinal colic, gall-stone colic, renal colic, labor pains, facial neuralgia, ovarian neuralgia, sleeplessness, delirium, and toothache. Will ease muscle spasms and cramps, especially of nervous origin.
Jamaican Dogwood
Piscidia erythrina
Antiinflammatory, Antispasmodic, Analgesic, Hypnotic, Nervine, Sedative, Narcotic, Bitter
COMBINES WITH
Hops
WARNINGS
should not be used in excess of the prescribed dosage range. May cause nausea, convulsions, general paralysis, or death
PREPARATION
Decoction: 1 tsp/cup, TID. Dried root bark: 1-2g, TID. Tincture (1:2, 60%), 3-6ml QD Tea, tincture and sometimes encapsulated.