Manzanillo. Manchineel. Hippomane mancinella.
Manzanillo. Manchineel. Hippomane Mancinella L.—According to A. Betancourt, the milky juice of this euphorbiaceous tree, growing in the West Indies, is a violent irritant, acting as a vesicant when applied to the skin, and when taken internally in doses of twenty drops causing a fatal gastro-enteritis. In doses of two drops it acts as a powerful and very certain cathartic; it is also diuretic. In Cuba it has much repute in tetanus. (L.M.R., Feb., 1889.)