Last update: Dec. 1, 2004
Moderately safe. Probably compatible.
Mild risk possible. Follow up recommended.
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Shrub from Mexico. Bark is used. It contains tannins, flavonoids, saponosides and alkaloids (indolalquilamine), the latter has toxic effect on the liver. Alleged properties are: analgesic, healing, bacteriostatic and fungicide.
Avoid applying it on the breast.
We do not have alternatives for Tepescohuite.
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