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Quassia Wood Chips

Quassia Wood Chips

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Quassia is a flowering shrub found in tropical zones, such as Venezuela, Brazil, Costa Rica and Peru.

The bark is decocted or used to produce extracts and tinctures. Quassia is a common ingredient in herbal bitters.

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Quassia Wood Chips

Quassia wood, chips

a.
quick look

variety information to have
cups to lb6
originmexico
active compoundsAlkaloids, Coumarin, Quassin, Vitamin B1, Quassinoid bitter principles
plant part usedbranches
processingchips

b.
buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips
storage tipsStore in an airtight container in a cool, dark place.
appearance & aromaFibrous and woody.

c.
uses

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cosmeticMake a decoction and apply the infusion to the skin to deter insect bites.
culinaryQuassia is a common ingredient in herbal bitters.
industrialQuassia is used to prevent disease in apple trees. The wood is also used as a flavoring in the food industry.

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d.
flavor profile

quassia wood
chips

Acrid and bitter tasting.

e.
formulas & recipes

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f.
what else you should know

quassia wood
chips

Quassia wood, also called Jamaican quassia, is a tropical shrub-like plant distributed throughout Venezuela, Brazil, Costa Rica, Colombia and Peru. It is also cultivated in other temperate regions.

The bark of this plant is considered to be one of the most bitter naturally occurring substances known, a characteristic that gives rise to another common name for quassia woodbitterwood. Its properties are due to the presence of a number of active compounds and bitter principles, including beta-sitosterol, isoparain, malic acid and quassialactol.


Description: Quassia is a tree that grows natively in the tropical regions of the Americas and the Caribbean. It can grow as tall as 100 feet. It is harvested all year long as needed.

Safety: Taking too much quassia can cause vomiting and irritation of the digestive tract. Consult your health care provider before beginning use of any herb.

for educational purposes only

This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

please be advised: 
you should always consult with your doctor
before making any changes to your diet!!
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