Native to tropic South America, the Quassia is also known as bitter-ash. It grows wild but also grows well when cultivated. It is often grown as an ornamental plant today. This shrub can grow to be 6 meters tall.
The bark is used to help treat a variety of ailments as it is said to contain antibacterial and anti-fungal properties. It can also be used to make a tonic. This bark may also be made into a mouthwash.
Quassia bark is odorless but is said to taste bitter.
Botanical Name: Quassia Amara
Also known as: Amargo, bitter-ash, bitter wood, hombre grande