August 31, 2016

Fever Bark

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What other names is Fever Bark known by?

Alstonia Bark, Alstonia constricta, Australian Febrifuge, Australian Fever Bush, Australian Quinine, Bitterbark, Corteza de Alstonia, Devil Tree, Devil's Bit, Dita Bark, Écorce Amère d'Australie, Écorce de Quinquina, Écorce de Quinquina d'Australie, Fébrifuge Australien, Pale Mara, Pali-Mara, Quinina Australiana, Quinquina d'Australie.

What is Fever Bark?

Fever bark is the bark of the Alstonia tree. People use it to make medicine.

Despite serious safety concerns, fever bark is used for fever, high blood pressure, diarrhea, joint and muscle pain (rheumatism), and malaria. It is also used as a stimulant.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Fever.
  • High blood pressure.
  • Diarrhea.
  • Malaria.
  • Joint and muscle pain (rheumatism).
  • Use as a stimulant.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of fever bark for these uses.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).


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