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The bark of Andira inermis, a leguminous tree of tropical America, used as an emetic, purgative, and anthelmintic.
Synonym(s): cabbage tree, worm bark
[West Indian native name]

cabbage tree

A tree from tropical America and West Africa, the bark of which has been used as a folk remedy to expel intestinal worms, as an antifungal and to kill fish in rivers. Given its toxicity, is not recommended in modern herbal medicine practice.

Toxic effects
Vomiting, fever, delirium, death.
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The relationship between COCU covenanting councils and Presbyterian Church sessions, presbyteries, synods, and the General Assembly seemed vague in the COCU proposal.
They had dominated in normal time with Robben and Edgar Davids, protected by enforcer Cocu, providing the creativity to allow Ruud van Nistelrooy to test out Mellberg and Andreas Jakobsson.
Still PSV found the energy to keep going forward and they at least had the final say on the night when Cocu fired home a wonderful volley.
Kluivert's goal came off a turnover, a poor clearance off Edgar Davids' chest that Cocu headed down, then sent to Ronald de Boer on the right wing.
Cocu, once a midfield cornerstone of the Holland team, is a protoge of Guus Hiddink, who has backed his former assistant to become a great club coach.
But their chances this evening are hampered by the loss of experienced pair Philip Cocu and Patrick Kluivert.
It has left McClaren concerned his players could become the victims after watching a video of Andorra's wind-up merchants getting Dutch veteran Phillip Cocu sent off for an elbow during a World Cup qualifier last September.
HOLLAND- Van der Sar, Boulahrouz, Ooijer, Jaliens, De Cler, Sneijder (Maduro 86), Cocu, Van der Vaart, Van Persie (Landzaat 67), van Nistelrooy (Babel 56), Kuyt.
A first-half double by former Chelsea midfielder Tiago started the rout, with second half goals by ex-Arsenal striker Syl-vain Wiltord and Fred completing the drubbing after PSV had seen Phillip Cocu sent off in the 42nd minute.
Phillip Cocu suicidally gave a misplaced pass to Baros who burst forward.
Skipper Phillip Cocu lifted a fine ball into the box, and it dropped perfectly for van Nistelrooy but somehow the big striker failed to make contact.