Quassia Wood Powder

Quassia Wood Powder

[ 2020 ]
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per 1/4 Pound
Quantity:  
$3.12 
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per Pound
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$7.80 

Quassia wood, also known as bitter wood and bitter ash, refers to the bark of a tropical shrub that is traditionally used to make herbal bitters. Quassia is also used as a natural insecticide.

Powdered quassia wood may be combined with water to make a spray for plants or it can be added directly to ponds and other bodies of water to prevent infestation of mosquito larvae.

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a.
quick look

information at a glance
approximate cups to one pound5
originmexico
active compoundsAlkaloids, Coumarin, Quassin, Vitamin B1, Quassinoid bitter principles
plant part usedbranches
processingpowder

b.
buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips
storage tipsKeep in a tightly sealed container in a cool, dry location.
appearance & aromaFine powder without significant aroma.

c.
uses

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cosmeticInfuse in oil or tincture for topical use.
culinaryAdd tinctured quassia to digestifs and herbal bitters.
householdMake a strong infusion of powdered quassia to make a natural insecticide for garden plants and fruit trees.

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d.
flavor profile

powdered
quassia wood

Pleasant with a fresh but mild “green” flavor.

e.
formulas & recipes

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f.
what else you should know

powdered
quassia wood

Quassia, also known as bitter ash, bitter wood and amargo, is a small flowering tropical tree original to the West Indies, although it is also grown commercially in other parts of the world. The plant is reputedly named in honor of Quassi of Surinam, the 18th century Surinamese botanist who first discovered the fever reducing properties of the bark. The bark is also a traditional ingredient in herbal bitters and digestifs.

The compounds in quassia bark make this herb an effective natural insecticide. In fact, it’s a common ingredient many commercial insecticide products and is approved for use in Switzerland for organic farming. Quassia is also used to control mosquito larvae in ponds without causing harm to fish.



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