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Tincture of Jamaica Dogwood (Piscidia erythrina) 1:2 45%
Piscidia erythrina, organic grain alcohol
Daily adult dose: 4 - 15ml up to three times a day unless otherwise prescribed.
Avoid during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Avoid with brdycardia and cardiac insufficiency.
Use under professional suervision alongside powerful pain killers.
Excessive doses and adverse reactions: may cause nausea, vomiting, confusion and headache.
Common name: Jamaica Dogwood, Fish Fuddle, West Indian Dogwood
Part used: Root bark
Habitat: Jamaican dogwood is native is to the Caribbean, Southern US, Central America and northern South America. It is a small branching deciduous tree or shrub growing to about 15m.
Folklore and History: Jamaica Dogwood is also traditionally used to sedate fish in traditional fishing practices in the West Indies.
Constituents: Isoflavonoids including jamaicin, piscidone, piscerythrone, ichthynone.
Actions: Reduces spasm, pain reliever, mild sedative.
Traditional and current uses:
• Nervous tension with associated pain
• Nerve pain: neuralgia, trigeminal neuralgi, toothache and sciatica.
• Painful periods
• Muscular spasms
• Emotional stress and anxiety
• Tension headaches and migraines
Disclaimer: The information on this website is provided for educational use only, and is not intended as a replacement for the services of a qualified medical herbalist, doctor or licensed health practitioner. The information contained herein is not diagnostic, always consult a medical health professional before embarking on a treatment programme. Urban Fringe Dispensary disclaims any liability, loss, injury or damage incurred as a consequence of the use and application of the advice given herein.
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