Latin Name : Piscidia Piscipula
Jamaican dogwood’s actions are nervine, anti-spasmodic, cardiotonic, analgesic, diuretic, sedative and anodyne.
Jamaican dogwood is well-known as a traditional remedy for treating migraine and neuralgia (severe stabbing nerve pain).
It has been used primarily as an remedy for insomnia, anxiety, fear, and nervous breakdown, dysmenorrhea (painful menstruation), violent toothaches and menstrual cramps.
The bark decoction of Jamaica dogwood has been used as an herbal remedy to help relieve cough and whooping cough.
It has been used to promote sweating, to relieve smooth muscle spasms and as a remedy to reduce fever and inflammation.