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Genipap (Genipa americana).

Plant Part Used: Fruit.

Dominican Medicinal Uses: Fruit: juice or cold water extract, for high blood pressure, infection, inflammation, kidney ailments, blood purification, diuretic, headache, vaginal infection, menopausal symptoms, menstrual disorders, prevention of cysts, fibroids and tumors.

Safety: The fruit is widely consumed in tropical regions.

Laboratory & Preclinical Data: Phytochemical: anti-tumor (identified active compounds in leaves and fruit).

* See entry for Jagua in “Part 3: Dominican Medicinal Plant Profiles” of this book for more information, including references.

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