Angostura (Galipea officinalis, Angostura trifoliata)

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Angostura (Galipea officinalis, Angostura trifoliata) is a shrub-like tree that has been studied for its potential antibiotic and cytotoxic (cell killing) activity. The bark is thought to be the main source of its medicinal properties.
Although the angostura tree and Angostura® aromatic bitters bear the same name, the bitters were named after the city, Angostura, Venezuela, and the proprietary formula is not said to contain angostura.
There is not enough human data available to support the use of angostura for any indication.

Related Terms

Allocspariene, Angostura trifoliata, Angostura trifoliate, Bonplandia trifoliata Willd., candicine, Cusparia febrifuga Humb. ex DC., Cusparia felorifuga, Cusparia trifoliata (Willd.) Engl., Galipea, Galipea officinalis, galipinine, quinolones, Rutaceae (family), tetrahydroquinolines.

evidence table

These uses have been tested in humans or animals. Safety and effectiveness have not always been proven. Some of these conditions are potentially serious, and should be evaluated by a qualified healthcare provider.