Quassia an indigenous plant from the Amazon rainforest, is used to treat nausea (stomach upset), loss of appetite, worm, and parasite infections as well parasite - and bacterial infections in the liver.
In Traditional Medicine in Suriname, Quassia is used for carcinoma, debility, dyspepsia, gout, fever, heptoses, hyperglycemia, malaria, snakebite, and spasms. The bark and wood are considered to be an aperitif, depurative, insecticidal, laxative, stomachic, tonic, blood cleanser, and vermifuge (destroys or expels parasitic worms).
One of its traditional uses is as a natural insecticide and it is effective against lice and skin parasites.
For many centuries Quassia was the most famous and effective fever remedy in the world, until the appearance of synthetic drugs. Quassia effectively lower fevers. It can also be used in such cases as anorexia nervosa and digestive sluggishness; it is also a powerful digestive bitter. It has potential for use as a natural anti-fertility agent; extract of the bark has potential for use as a natural anti-fertility agent.
Quassia is very effective as liver and pancreatic support. It is useful in the treatment of liver cirrhoses with Aszitis, Icterus, and Cholangitis. Used against stomach, gallbladder, and other digestive problems. Quassia amara promotes gallbladder, liver, and other digestive functions; used to treat liver and gallbladder diseases or intestinal parasites.
It is also very effective as an anti-malaria remedy (curative and preventive).
Tincture: 0.5- 3 ml. twice a day (0.5 - 3 full pipettes in water)
Cold infusion: a whiskey shot-glass daily
Make 1 cup: 2 - 3 heaped tsp. with hot- but not boiling water; let stand for an hour and take from this.
Quassia Bark Tincture
Our tinctures and extracts come in dark amber glass bottles with droppers under 8 oz (mist sprayers upon request). Do not use during pregnancy (may cause uterine colic). Large amounts can irritate the mucous membrane of the stomach; this can lead to nausea and vomiting. Keep the tincture in a dark, cool place. This has a shelf life of 1 to 2 years.