Bebeeru bark

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Bark from the greenheart tree, Ocotea rodioei, native to Guyana. Water extracts from the bebeeru bark have a high concentration of tannins that have been used for leather processing. The extract has also been used as a medicine for reducing fevers.

Synonyms and Related Terms

bebeerine; bebirine; buxine; greenheart; bibiru bark; sipiri bark; also listed as Nectandra rodioei

Resources and Citations

  • Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
  • The Merck Index, Martha Windholz (ed.), Merck Research Labs, Rahway NJ, 10th edition, 1983 Comment: entry 1043