Picrasma


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Related to Picrasma: Picrasma excelsa, quassia, Quassia amara, larrea mexicana
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Noun1.Picrasma - small genus of deciduous trees of tropical America and Asia
rosid dicot genus - a genus of dicotyledonous plants
family Simaroubaceae, quassia family, Simaroubaceae - chiefly tropical trees and shrubs with bitter bark having dry usually one-seeded winged fruit
Picrasma excelsa, Picrasma excelsum, bitterwood, Jamaica quassia - West Indian tree yielding the drug Jamaica quassia
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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).
A bis-[beta]-carboline alkaloid, quassidine A (53), was isolated from the stems of Picrasma quassioides (in Chinese--ku shu, and/or in Japanese--nigaki).
45) Rhizophoraceae Crossostylis Rubiaceae Mitchella Rutaceae None Salvadoraceae Salvadora, Dobera Sapindaceae Xanthoceras Sarcolaenaceae Xyloolaena Scyphostegiaceae Scyphostegia Simaroubaceac Picrasma, Brucea (1); Samadera (2); Picramnw, Eurycoma, etc.