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Quassia amara, bitter-ash

Botanical names: Quassia amara, Quassia officinalis, Quassia crocea, Quassia alatifoliaSimaroubaceae
Common names
English: bitter-ash, amargo, bitter-wood
Spanish: ?
French: quinine de Cayenne, bois amer
German: Brasilianischer Quassiabaum, Quassiabaum, Quassiaholzbaum, Bitterholz
Active constituents: quassin, beta-carbolines, beta-sitostenone, beta-sitosterol, dehydroquassins, gallic acid, gentisic acid, hydroxyquassins, isoparain, isoparaines, isoquassins, malic acid, methylcanthins, methoxycanthins, methoxycantins, nigakilactone A, nor-neoquassin, parain, paraines, quassialactol, quassimarin, quassinol, quassol simalikalactone


Quassia amara, bitter-ash
Quassia amara, bitter-ash
illustration from Koehler's medicinal plants
 
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