Quassia

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What other names is Quassia known by?

Amargo, Bitter-Ash, Bitter Wood, Bitterwood, Bois Amer, Cuasia, Écorce de Quassia, Jamaican Quassia, Palo de Cuasia, Pao Tariri, Picrasma, Picrasma excelsa, Quassia amara, Quassia Amer, Quassia Bark, Quassia de Jamaïque, Quassia de Surinam, Ruda, Surinam Quassia, Surinam Wood.

What is Quassia?

Quassia is a plant. The wood is used as medicine.

Possibly Effective for...

  • Use on the scalp for head lice.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Appetite loss, indigestion, constipation, fever, intestinal worms, and other conditions.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).


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