Rhizophora mangle. Mangrove tree.
Rhizophora Mangle.—The red bark of the South American mangrove tree has been used for many years by the natives as a febrifuge but more recently Duque and Moreno (S. M., 1905, p. 479) have claimed that it is a specific in leprosy. They administer a beginning dose of one fluidrachm (3.75 mils) of the fluidextract twice a day which is gradually increased until the patient is taking a fluidounce and a half (45 mils) daily.
The Dispensatory of the United States of America, 1918, was edited by Joseph P. Remington, Horatio C. Wood and others.