Main Preparation Method: decoction
Main Actions (in order):
antimalarial, bitter digestive aid, antiparasitic, antispasmodic, febrifuge (reduces fever)
We are not doctors, and thus, will not advise on dosage or anything pertaining to ingestion. Do your own diligence. There is a lot of information available on the internet regarding tinctures, decoctions, powders, etc.
as a bitter digestive aid to stimulate digestive juices
for nocturnal leg cramps
for intestinal parasites and protozoa
for arrhythmia and other heart conditions
Properties/Actions Documented by Research:
anti-arrhythmic, antimalarial, antiparasitic, antiprotozoal, antispasmodic, bitter digestive aid, cardiotonic (tones, balances, strengthens the heart)
Other Properties/Actions Documented by Traditional Use:
amebicide, analgesic (pain-reliever), antibacterial, antifungal, antiseptic, astringent, digestive stimulant, febrifuge (reduces fever), insecticide, nervine (balances/calms nerves), neurasthenic (reduces nerve pain)
Cautions: It contains quinine alkaloids that are toxic in large doses. Do your research!