Quassia Bark Tea Bag
Botanical Name: Picrasma excelsa
Quassia is a plant. The wood is used as medicine.
Quassia is used for treating an eating disorder called anorexia, indigestion, constipation, and fever. It is also used to rid the intestines of various kinds of worms; as a tonic or purgative; and as a mouthwash.
Some people apply quassia directly to the scalp for lice.
Rectally, quassia is used for treating worm infestations.
In manufacturing, quassia is used to flavor foods, beverages, lozenges, and laxatives. The bark and wood have been used as an insecticide.
Quassia contains chemicals that might increase stomach acid and bile secretions, perhaps accounting for appetite stimulant and digestive effects. Other chemicals may have activity against bacteria, fungi, and mosquito larvae.