Quassia, also known as Amargo, Bitter Ash, or Bitter Wood, is an evergreen shrub or tree with crimson flowers. The flowers are primarily pollinated by hummingbirds, and produce fruit. Each fruit houses one seedling.
Quassia amara is a member of the Simaroubaceae family and native to the tropics of South America. It is now cultivated in many countries in Southern America.
Quassia Wood was traditionally used among indigenous tribes to treat back spasms, fever, digestive issues, liver problems, malaria and head lice.
The taste and energetics of Quassia are very bitter, cooling and drying. Quassia has an affinity for the digestive system, liver and scalp.
How to use:
1 teaspoon of Quassia Wood Chips to one cup of boiling water. Simmer for 15 minutes, strain and drink up to three cups a day.
The Chips can also be left in water overnight to produce a cold infusion. The infusion can be used as a hair rinse.
Cautions & contraindications:
Do not use Quassia during pregnancy. Do not use it for extended periods of time.
This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease or illness. Please consult your healthcare provider prior to the use of this product if you are pregnant, nursing, taking medications or have a medical condition. Individual results may vary.
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