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Quassia Chips Dried (Quassia amara) - 100 g - Herbal collection

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Dried Quassia Chips - 100 g - Herbal collection

 Quassia amara


     

    TRADITIONALLY USED FOR

    May help with

     

    • Febrifuge
    • anti malaria activity
    • Insecticide
    • Parasiticide
    • Fevers

    INFORMATION

    Source : http://www.wikiphyto.org/wiki/Quassia_de_Surinam

     

    Reference on http://www.wikiphyto.org

     

    Translation in English by Google Translate  (go to the page of the source linked | on Chrome cellphones go on the 3 dots on the top right and select translate in your preferred language | on laptop right click your mouse and select option translate when hoovering on the page

     

    plant name

     

    Surinamese quassia

     

    International Latin denomination

     

    Quassia amara L.

     

    botanical family

     

    Simarubaceae

     

    Description and habitat

     

    • Tree 12 to 15 m tall, with a thick, straight trunk, light gray bark, ash-like in appearance, spreading branches with alternate leaves, oddly-pinnately compound, oval-oblong leaflets 4 to 8 cm long
    • Cymes of small, yellowish-green flowers, male or hermaphroditic, the fruit is a blackish drupe
    • In the West Indies, Martinique and Guadeloupe, Jamaica

     

    History and tradition

     

    • Used in folk medicine to treat tumors and malaria

     

    Parts used

     

    • Wood, very bitter yellowish wood chips

     

    Dosage forms available

     

     

    Usual dosages

     

    Composition

     

    Main components of the plant

     

     

    Main components of buds or young shoots

     

    Main components of essential oil

     

    Properties

     

    Plant properties

     

    • Febrifuge, bitter tonic, antimalarial activity
    • Anti-cancer, antitumor activity against leukemia, skin and colon tumors
    • Antiulcer, laxative, atrigent (tonic)
    • Insecticide
    • Anthelmintic, parasiticide (protozoocide)
    • Febrifuge

     

    Bud properties

     

    Properties of essential oil

     

    Directions

     

    Indications of the whole plant (phytotherapy)

     

    • Fevers
    • Malaria
    • Leukemia, skin and colon tumors (?)

     

    Indications of the bud (gemmotherapy)

     

    Specific indications of essential oil (aromatherapy)

     

    Known or suspected mode of action

     

    Usual formulations

     

    Regulations

     

    Possible side effects and precautions for use

     

    • Quassine toxicity
      • Nevertheless the quassia extract is recognized as GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe (en)) under the fema number 2971

     

    Bibliographic references

    CAUTION

    Store in a cool, dry place, away from light. Keep tightly closed, away from the reach of Children and pets.

    Do not exceed the daily dose.

     

    This product is not intended to prevent or cure any form of illness or disease.
     

    If you are pregnant or nursing ; If you have a medical condition or are in the course of medical treatment ; If you are programmed for theater/operation in the near future, please consult your healthcare practitioner before using this product.

     

    This product cannot replace a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle.

     

    This product has not been evaluated by the SAHPRA for its quality, safety or intended use.

     

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