Quassia Bark (Bitterwood)

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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