Economic Botany

, Volume 7, Issue 3, pp 270–284

A pharmacognostic study of Piscidia Erythrina

  • Elena Gautier Auxence
Original Research

DOI: 10.1007/BF02984953

Cite this article as:
Auxence, E.G. Econ Bot (1953) 7: 270. doi:10.1007/BF02984953


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.

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© The New York Botanical Garden 1953

Authors and Affiliations

  • Elena Gautier Auxence
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.University of ChileChile
  2. 2.SantiagoChile