Familia: Caesalpinaceae Browneopsis Sp. Kichwa: Cruz Kaspi
The new leaves of cruz caspi are bright red with a dark spotted pattern. The bark is used to stop excessive postpartum bleeding. Women who no longer want to have children drink a strong tea made from the bark believed to permanently stop menstruation.
"The Use of Cruz Kaspi to Terminate Fertility " Tod Swanson interview with Luisa Cadena on the use of Cruz Kaspi to terminate fertility. YouTube video. 2:43. February 8, 2019