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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



    May help with


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


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


    Reference on http://www.wikiphyto.org


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    plant name


    Surinamese quassia


    International Latin denomination


    Quassia amara L.


    botanical family




    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




    Main components of the plant



    Main components of buds or young shoots


    Main components of essential oil




    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




    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




    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


    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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