People take angostura for treating fever, diarrhea, and spasms; and for preventing the return of malaria. Large doses of angostura are used to empty the bowels and cause vomiting.
In foods, angostura is used in alcoholic beverages. However, "angostura bitters" which is sometimes used in mixing alcoholic beverages, no longer contains angostura. It is now made from gentian and other bitters.
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