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The bark of Gonolobus condurango, Marsdenia condurango (family Asclepiadaceae), a shrub of Ecuador and Peru; an aromatic bitter and astringent.


n Latin name:
Marsedenia condurango; part used: bark (dried); uses: astringent, antisyphlitic, anorexia, (under research: cancer); precautions: pregnancy, lactation, children, those allergic to the milkweed family, patients with liver disease or chronic seizures, can cause seizures, nausea, hepatotoxicity. Also called
condor-vine bark, condurango bark, condurango blanco, eagle vine, gonolobus, and
condurango triana.
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