Jamaican Dogwood Bark
Jamaican Dogwood: Piscidia piscipula (L.) Sarg
About Jamaican dogwood bark: Not to be confused with American dogwood, which is a different species, the Jamaican dogwood tree is native to Florida, Central America, and the Caribbean. The bark has a bitter taste and has been used in Indigenous traditions to sedate fish in order to make them easier to catch, thus earning its other common names: fishfudle or fish poison.
Jamaican dogwood is extremely powerful and can be unsafe when self-administered. Do not use Jamaican dogwood without the guidance of a registered herbalist or healthcare provider.
Quality Assured: Our Jamaican dogwood is responsibly sourced, and our experts here at the Apothecary Shoppe personally evaluate every herb through taste, touch, and smell to assure that you are receiving the best botanicals suitable for use.
How to Use
Because there is not adequate substantive scientific research as defined by the FDA we, are unable to provide any guidance on how to use this herb. We suggest you do your own research.
Cautions and Contraindications:
Jamaican dogwood has a low therapeutic margin and should not be used without the guidance of a registered herbalist or holistic health practitioner.
The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) cautions: Keep out of reach of children. Consult a practitioner prior to use. Herbs should always be used with care. Not to be used during pregnancy or nursing. Not recommended for infants or toddlers, or for extended periods of time.
If using this herb, we recommend seeking the guidance of a registered herbalist and/or your trusted holistic health physician.