erythrina; Piscidia communis.
People Use This
dogwood is used for anxiety and fear, as a daytime sedative,
migraine, insomnia (especially sleeplessness due to nervous
tension), and painful periods.
concerns regarding safety. No reports of harm with therapeutic
to a Medical Herbalist.
Lactation: Refer to a Medical Herbalist.
insufficient Scientific information available about the
effectiveness of Jamaican dogwood.
applicable part of Jamaican dogwood is the root bark. Animal
shown that an
extract of Jamaican dogwood has sedative effects, marked
fever lowering activities, and also anti-inflammatory and
antispasmodic action on smooth muscles. (29,30)
with therapeutic doses.
with Herbs & Supplements:
Supplements with Sedative Properties: May enhance therapeutic and
As above may enhance the effects of anxiolytic drugs.
with Lab Tests:
with Diseases or Conditions:
Clare’s Blends: Dose 455mgs per day. 1.5mls 1:3 Tincture.
References: JAMAICAN DOGWOOD
29. Newall CA,
Anderson LA, Philpson JD. Herbal Medicine: A Guide for Healthcare
Professionals. London, UK: The Pharmaceutical Press, 1996.
30. Leung AY,
Foster S. Encyclopedia of Common Natural Ingredients Used in
Food, Drugs and Cosmetics. 2nd ed. New York, NY: John Wiley &
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