Bitterwood - Quassia amara L.
Bitterwood - Quassia amara L.

Bitterwood - Quassia amara L.

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Bitterwood tea helps your gastric ulcer treatment!

Bitterwood - Quassia amara L.

Origin: Brazil

Used part: Bark


Known as a gray bark plant and leaves that have two pairs of leaflets, Bitterwood is a species that belongs to the Simarubaceae family. It has some natural properties quite exploited by natural medicine, able to solve some health problems. In this sense, the parts of the plant that can be used in the recipes for treatment and cure of diseases are: leaves, bark and wood of the trunk and root. In addition, the fruit of the Bitterwood contains a substance known as alkaloid, used to kill flies.

With regard to medicinal use, the physician should be consulted before any use is made of the medicinal product. This care will guarantee to the patient that he does not suffer any type of allergic reaction to the plant, nor does he develop other health problems due to super dosage.

Health benefits:

the plant helps to solve digestive problems, especially cases related to digestive weakness due to nervous problems. Bitterwood can also be used to fortify the stomach and fight off oxyuriums. As if it were not enough, it has febrifuge, vermifuge and appetizer properties.

Good Herbal Remedy:

  • Treatment of stomach ulcers
  • Reduction of constipation
  • It facilitates digestion
  • Stimulates the appetite
  • Control of glycemia
  • Facilitating recovery of malaria and leishmaniasis
  • Vermifuge
  • Antibacterial action
  • Activity against cancer, especially leukemia
  • Energy and anti-thermal effect


  1. Put 2 tbsp to a quart of water
  2. Let it cook for about 10 minutes from the moment it starts to boil
  3. Remove from the heat and let stand, covered, for 10 minutes
  4. Strain and is ready for use

How to Drink:

Take 2 to 3 cups a day.


Although it is a natural recipe, excess use of Bitterwood produces some unpleasant effects on the body. The main one is vomiting. The consumption of the herb is also contraindicated for women during menstruation and carriers of gastroduodenal ulcer. It should be avoided by people with sex hormone changes or by menopausal women, as it may cause a slight worsening of symptoms. It should also not be used by pregnant or nursing women.