Bulk Quassia Wood Chips

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Quassia Wood Chips

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Quassia wood chips are 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 wood chips are a common ingredient in herbal bitters.

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information at a glance

approximate cups to one pound6
active compoundsAlkaloids, Coumarin, Quassin, Vitamin B1, Quassinoid bitter principles
plant part usedbranches

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips

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


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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.

flavor profile

quassia wood

Acrid and bitter tasting.

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what else you should know

quassia wood

Quassia wood chips, 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 wood chips can cause vomiting and irritation of the digestive tract. Consult your health care provider before beginning use of any herb.

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