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ca·lum·ba

(kă-lŭm'bă),
The dried root of Jateorrhiza palmata (family Menispermaceae), a tall climbing vine of east Africa; used as a bitter tonic.

ca·lum·ba

(kă-lŭm'bă)
Herbal prepared from dried roots of Jatrorrhiza palmata; allegedly useful in treating diarrhea and other GI disorders.
[Hausa kalumbo]

calumba,

n Latin names:
Jateorrhiza calumba, Jateorrhiza palmata; part used: root; uses: diarrhea, gas; precautions: pregnancy, lactation, children. Also called
Cocculus palmatus or
columbo root.