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Botanical: Simaba Cedron (PLANCH.)
Family: N.O. Simarubaceae
Synonym--- Cedron seeds.
Part Used--- Seeds.
Habitat--- Columbia, Mexico and Central America.
Description---A small tree, a native of New Grenada, remarkable for the properties of its seed. It has large pinnated leaves with over twenty narrow elliptical leaflets and large panicles of flowers, 3 to 4 feet long; the fruit is about the size of a swan's egg, and contains only one fruit, four of the cells being barren. The Cedron of commerce is not unlike a large blanched almond - it is often yellowish, hard and compact, but can be easily cut, it is intensely bitter, not unlike Quassia in taste and has no odor.

    The Cedron of commerce is obtained from the seed. Cedron has always been used in Central America as a remedy for snake-bite, and first came into notice in Britain in 1699.

      Medicinal Action and Uses--- It has been found of considerable value in New Grenada as a febrifuge in intermittent fever, and is also recommended as an anti periodic. There is almost a superstitious belief in its efficacy in eradicating poison, and the natives always carry some of the seeds on their person.
      For snake-bites, a small quantity is scraped off, mixed with water and applied to the wound, and then about 2 grains are put into brandy or into water and taken internally. Every part of the plant, including the seed, is intensely bitter.
      Constituents--- A crystalline substance called Cedrin was separated by Lowry, but this has been disputed.
      Dosages--- Of the crude drug, 5 to 15 grains. Of powdered seeds, 1 to 10 grains. The infusion, which is taken in tablespoonful doses, is made with 1 OZ. of the herb to 1 pint of boiling water. Hypodermically, Cedrin has been given, 1/15 of a grain.
      The powdered bark is used to kill vermin.
      Other Species--- The Simaruba versicolor has similar properties.

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    Cedron Properties Used by Aztec's

    • Antispasmodic, 
    • Regulates Menstruation, 
    • Opens Up the Appetite and
    • Favors Digestion.

    Aztec Method of Use.

    Drink 3 to 4 cups a day of an infusion made with 20 Cedron leaves to 1/2 liter of water.(Drink after Meals)

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    CAUTION: This presentation is not a guide to the identification of plants or their use as a substitute for standard medical treatments. Many plants with medicinal properties are also toxic and frequently FATAL if taken at incorrect dosages or if not prepared in a specific fashion. We do not advocate the consumption of reputed medicinal plant products without prior consultation with your physician or other natural plant products professional. Consult Your Physician Before Using a Herbal Remedy!


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