Both the root and the bark are used. It grows in tropical forests, it belongs to the Hypocrateaceae family; Within the genus Hippocrates there are about a hundred different species. MEDICINAL PROPERTIES: Anti-inflammatory, healing, anti-cancer, infections, gastric ulcers, kidney disease, amenorrhea, uterine infections, dysentery, cell regenerator, prevents the appearance of some tumors, etc. EXTERNAL USE: Wounds, ulcers on the skin, inflammations, insecticide, lice, mites, ectoparasites, infections, bruises on the skin, etc. TOXICITY: Not recommended for use without your doctor’s consent.