Country of Origin: Jamaica
Bitterwood or amargo, bitter-ash, bitter-wood
Bitterwood is used to treat the irritated and upset stomach, to soothe dyspepsia and dysentery. It regulates the production of gastric juices during the digestion process and helps in cases of nausea. It is particularly effective against constipation as it restores bowel function to normal. It fights emetic tendencies, stimulates appetite and treats anorexia nervosa. Bitterwood is ideal after excessive alcohol consumption.
Bitterwood has antipyretic and anti-inflammatory action. It increases sweating and fights the inflammation responsible for the fever.
Bitterwood is used to relieve rheumatism as well as joint pains resulting from an injury.
Bitterwood acts as a pesticide and exterminates worms of the intestines.
Finally bitterwood is particularly beneficial to the scalp as it fights dandruff and lice.
CAUTION! Bitterwood should be avoided during pregnancy
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