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Ubos bark has a long history of use among the Indians and local people in the Amazon.* In South America this tree bark is considered a good anti-inflammatory and analgesic and used for inflamed and painful conditions like arthritis, rheumatism, and skin rashes.* For more information about ubos (Spondias mombin), please refer to the Database File for Ubos in the Tropical Plant Database. More information can also be found in the new Antimicrobial Guide. To see pictures of ubos, click here.Traditional Uses:* as an anti-inflammatory for arthritis, muscle and joint injuries, etc.; as a pain-reliever for various types of internal and external pains; as an astringent and antiseptic wound healer for rashes, cuts, wounds, abrasions and other skin conditions; for rotoviral diarrhea and dysentery; for ovarian and uterine cancer Suggested Use:* This plant is best prepared as a decoction. Use one teaspoon of powder for each cup of water. Bring to a boil and gently boil in a covered pot for 20 minutes. Allow to cool and settle for 10 minutes and strain warm liquid into a cup (leaving the settled powder in the bottom of the pan). It is traditionally taken in 1 cup dosages 2-3 times daily. This decoction is also traditionally applied to the skin. For more complete instrutions on preparing herbal decoctions see the Methods for Preparing Herbal Remedies Page.