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quas·si·a

(kwah'shē-ă),
Bitterwood, the heartwood of Picrasma excelsa (Picraena excelsa), known as Jamaica quassia, or of Quassia amara (family Simaroubaceae), known as Surinam quassia; a bitter tonic; the infusion has been administered by enema in the treatment of threadworms.
[Quassi, a resident of Surinam who used it as a tonic]
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This situation would have been source of foreseeable conflicts; especially that Quassia amara and associated knowledge are biological and informational resources, which, under French law, fall within the public domain.
These include mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla), cedar (Cedrela odorata), aceituna (Quassia simarouba [=Simarouba glauca]), ziricote (Cordia dodecandra) and guacayan or lignum-vitae (Guaiacum sanctum).
It was made of white wine, Spirits, Grape Syrup, Hickory nut infusion, Quassia, Walnut infusion and Bitter aloes, the proportions I could not tell to save my life.
The lower understory is dominated by Oxandra longipetala, Quassia ainara, Sorocea affinis, Alseis blackiana, Cupania sylvatica, Protium panamense, Poulsenia armata, and Oenocarpus mapora.
Roles of nectar robbers in the reproduction of the tropical treelet Quassia amara (Simaroubaceae).
Quassia Bark is ground and soaked and the elixir sprayed on trees to act as an effective deterrent against soft-bodied pests--but is harmless to hard-bodied predatory "good" bugs.
Root bark of Quassia Africana, a year-round flowering shrub of the lowland rainforest, provides a traditional medicine for bronchial pneumonia.
En tal sentido, hasta ahora se han detectado sustancias fagodisuasivas o represoras de la alimentacion de la larva en extractos de madera y follaje del hombre grande (Quassia amara L.
Classic naturopathic herbals include Artemisia annua (sweet wormwood), Artemisia tridentata (sagebrush), Allium sativum (garlic), Gentiana lutea (gentian), Mahonia aquifolium (Oregon grape), Zingiber officinalis (ginger), Tanacetum vulgare (tansy), Azadirachta indica (neem), Hydrastis canadensis (goldenseal), Thuja pUcata (western red cedar), Syzygium aromaticum (clove), juglans nigra (black walnut), Dysphania ambrosioides (formerly Chenopodium ambrosioides; epazote), Ailanthus altissima (Chinese tree of heaven), Quassia amara (quassia), Picrasma excelsa (Jamaican quassia), Uncaria tomentosa (cat's claw), Tabebuia impetiginosa (pau d'arco), Citrus paradisi (grapefruit seed), Cucurbita moschata (pumpkin seed), and Carica papaya (papaya seed).