Quassia amara


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Noun1.Quassia amara - handsome South American shrub or small tree having bright scarlet flowers and yielding a valuable fine-grained yellowish woodQuassia amara - handsome South American shrub or small tree having bright scarlet flowers and yielding a valuable fine-grained yellowish wood; yields the bitter drug quassia from its wood and bark
bitterwood tree - any of various trees or shrubs of the family Simaroubaceae having wood and bark with a bitter taste
genus Quassia - tropical trees and shrubs with pinnate leaves and large scarlet flowers; bark is medicinal
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From their interviews with these various groups, the IRD researchers concluded the following: most residents of the four villages employed a combination of traditional and modern medicines to treat malaria; twenty-seven different plants were used in the traditional medicines; and of those plants, Quassia amara (alone or in combination with other plants) was used most often and thought to be the most effective.
These findings encouraged the same researchers--and others aware of their work--to try to isolate the compound within Quassia amara that had proven so effective.
Anti feedant activity of Quassia amara (Simaroubaceae) extracts on Hypsipyla grandella (Lepidoptera: Pyra lidae) larvae.
Potencial de Quassia amara como insecticida natural.
tabaci adults or other members of the Aleyrodidae family (veierov, 1996), including both cooking and mineral oils, as well as plant extracts, such as those from the bitterwood tree (Quassia amara L.
grandella larvae has been shown to occur with both wood and leaf extracts of the bitterwood tree (Quassia amara L.