Simple Herbal Extracts | Quassia

Name

Quassia

Botanical Name

Picrasma excelsa

Part Used

wood

Contraindications

Not for use in pregnancy *

Traditional Information*

Quassia has been used since the late 1600ís as an intense bitter that stimulates digestion by increasing hydrochloric acid production, bile secretion, small intestine and pancreatic enzyme secretion. It increases absorption and elimination. Quassia has strong antiamoebic activity and is useful for dysbiosis, leaky gut syndrome and intestinal worms ( nematodes, ascaris,  pinworms), and amoebas (Giardia, Blastocystis hominus, Dientamoeba fragilis).

Herbal Therapeutics Research Library, David Winston (RH) AHG

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