Quassia Wood

Quassia Wood

Regular price
Sold out
Sale price
Shipping calculated at checkout.

Picrasma excelsa
Pouch Size
Small: 3x4 sized pouch


Quassia Wood Chips: stomach and intestinal problems, lowers blood sugar levels, diabetes, lice, and skin conditions

Quassia is a plant with many names. Your location probably determines what you know this plant as. Quassia's many names include bitter quassia, amargo, bitter-ash, bitter-wood, Jamaican quassia, bitter bark, quassia amara, quassia chips, kawasiya, quassia bark, hombre grande, quassia wood, and bitter cup, It's a small evergreen shrub or occasionally, a small tree native to Central and South America.  The elegant trees are not troubled by insects or pests as the entire tree in particular the timber, contains quassin an astringent resin which is a bitter and very effective insecticide.

Quassia's species name comes from the  Spanish word amargo, which means bitter. It's the bitterest natural chemical known to exist. It's 50 times more bitter than quinine. It can also be used as hops to flavor beer, being that it's among the most bitter substances on earth.

Quassia’s health benefits are legendary. It can be used as an anti-diarrheal, an anti-dysenteric, and even as an antimalarial. It's used for diseases of the spleen, liver, and the urinary tract. It's good for reducing all sorts of fevers. It's also used as a blood purifier, and even helps to strengthen the eyes of alcoholics. It encourages the secretion of gastric juices, which increases appetite and aids with digestion. It can be used to bathe the skin of measles and small pox patients and rid the skin of external parasites. It's a great mouthwash after a tooth extraction. Quassia also lowers blood sugar levels. The health benefits of quassia chips are truly remarkable.

Quassia as a bitter tonic for the stomach, gallbladder, and other digestive problems is very effective. It increases the flow of bile, digestive juices, and saliva. It's also effective as a laxative, amebicide,  as an insecticide, and also to expel internal worms. It is a digestive stimulant. These characteristics makes it very useful when cleansing the colon. 

The tonics and tinctures are generally made by steeping the bark in cold water for extended periods of time.

*If you're pregnant or nursing, you should not use quassia. Diabetics should be cautious because it may lower the blood sugar levels too low. In large amounts, quassia can irritate the digestive tract. People with digestive tract problems live stomach or intestinal ulcers, Crohn's disease, or any sort of digestive infections should not use quassia.

*This website is for general health information only. This Website is not to be used as a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment of any health condition or problem. Users of this Website should not rely on information provided on this Website for their own health problems. Any questions regarding your own health should be addressed to your own physician or other healthcare provider.