Picrasma excelsa

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Related to Picrasma excelsa: Quassia amara, larrea mexicana
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Noun1.Picrasma excelsa - West Indian tree yielding the drug Jamaica quassia
bitterwood tree - any of various trees or shrubs of the family Simaroubaceae having wood and bark with a bitter taste
genus Picrasma, Picrasma - small genus of deciduous trees of tropical America and Asia
Jamaica quassia - similar to the extract from Quassia amara
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Approximately 5mL of an infusion of Picrasma excelsa (10 g/L) should be administered three times per day.
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).
Picrasma excelsa (bark)--Also referred to as Quassia, is considered a powerful simple bitter, hence its use as a digestive aide.