Simple Herbal Extracts | Jamaican Dogwood


Jamaican Dogwood

Botanical Name

Piscidia piscipula

Part Used



Not for use in pregnancy or while lactating, May potentiate sedative medications*

Traditional Information*

Jamaican Dogwood is one of the strongest non-narcotic herbal pain killers (anodynes). Jamaican Dogwood is used especially for severe menstrual  pain (dysmenorrhea) and facial nerve pain (Bell's palsy, trigeminal neuralgia, temporomandibular joint pain).  This tropical bark can also be used for back pain, acute pain and spasms of the bladder, vagina or muscles.

Herbal Therapeutics Research Library, David Winston (RH) AHG

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