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Common Name: Simarouba | Scientific Name: Simarouba Amara

Family Name: Simaroubaceae


This remedy was used by the Ecletics in small doses to stimulate the digestive tract. In large doses, it would stimulate a big case of the puking!


Notes from the Eclectic Physicians

Notes from the Eclectic Physicians

Therapeutic Action -
The simaruba is said to be tonic, emetic, stomachic, cathartic, diaphoretic, and diuretic. it is tonic and stomachic when given in small doses, but in large doses it causes vomiting and purging, and is said to promote diaphoresis and diuresis. It is not used, however, to fulfill any indication except those of a tonic and stomachic.

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