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Indian bean (Catalpa longissima).

Plant Part Used: Bark.

Dominican Medicinal Uses: Bark: infusion, orally, for common cold, flu symptoms, menstrual disorders, uterine fibroids, dysmenorrhea and as an abortifacient.

Safety: Low toxicity shown in animal studies.

Laboratory & Preclinical Data: In vitro: anti-inflammatory, antinociceptive(plant extracts and constituents); oxytocic, uterine relaxant (leaf decoction).

In vivo: antiulcer (plant extracts).

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

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