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The bark of Andira inermis, a leguminous tree of tropical America, used as an emetic, purgative, and anthelmintic.
[West Indian native name]
cabbage treeA 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.
Vomiting, fever, delirium, death.