Original Research

Economic Botany

, Volume 7, Issue 3, pp 270-284

First online:

A pharmacognostic study of Piscidia Erythrina

  • Elena Gautier AuxenceAffiliated withUniversity of Chile

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The bark and wood of the root and stem of this West Indian tree have long been used by the natives of the Antilles as an analgesic, and their several physiological effects have found some use in modern medicine.