Overview

Angostura is a small tree. It is native to Venezuela and other tropical parts of South America. The bark is used to make medicine.

People use angostura for fever, diarrhea, spasms, preventing the return of malaria, and other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

In foods, angostura is used in alcoholic beverages. But "angostura bitters," which is sometimes used in mixing alcoholic beverages, no longer contains angostura. It is now made from gentian and other bitters.

How does it work ?

Angostura has chemicals that help reduce spasms.

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