Piscidia erythrina / Jamaican Dogwood Bark Powder


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Piscidia piscipula, or Piscidia erythrina and commonly named Florida fishpoison tree, Jamaican dogwood, or fishfuddle, is a medium-sized, deciduous, tropical tree endemic to the wider Caribben region including extreme southern Florida (primarily the Florida Keys) and the Bahamas, many of the Antillean islands and the coastal region from Panama northward to the vicinity of Ocampo, Tamaulipas, Mexico.

Native Americans of the West Indies discovered extracts from the tree could sedate fish, allowing them to be caught by hand.  This practice led to the tree’s common names—fishpoison and fishfuddle.

The Jamaican Dogwood tree grows in coastal zones. It prefers well-drained, sandy soils, with a top layer of humus. The tree has some tolerance to short-term storm surges of brackish water or seawater. Although it grows in coastal conditions, the tree is usually protected from direct salt spray by adjoining vegetation. Established trees are highly tolerant of drought.


Medicinal Action and Uses

Analgesic – Jamaican dogwood is a strong analgesic that can be used along with other herbs to treat the musculoskeletal pain of arthritis and rheumatism.

Anti-Inflammatory – It has been used to promote sweating, to relieve and smooth muscle spasms and as a remedy to reduce fever and inflammation.

Antispasmodic – Jamaican Dogwood is used for dysmenorrhea (painful menstruation), violent toothaches and menstrual cramps.

Nervine – Some of the primarily uses for Jamaican Dogwood are as a remedy for insomnia, anxiety, fear, and nervous breakdown.

Sedative – Jamaican dogwood is a fairly potent sedative well known as a specific treatment for migraine headaches, neuralgia, and for treatment of insomnia caused by pain , nervous tension, and stress.



Product is supplied in Resealable Foil Bags.

Additional information

Weight1.188000 kg

250 g, 500 g, 1000 g

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