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Synonyms for quassia

a bitter compound used as an insecticide and tonic and vermifuge

handsome South American shrub or small tree having bright scarlet flowers and yielding a valuable fine-grained yellowish wood

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The control group received what Flint called a "placebo," or "placeboic remedy," of a "very largely diluted" "tincture of quassia.
Anti feedant activity of Quassia amara (Simaroubaceae) extracts on Hypsipyla grandella (Lepidoptera: Pyra lidae) larvae.
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En el extracto acuoso de Quassia amara (24) se observa que en dosis superiores de 500 mg/kg alcanza un grado de proteccion significativa frente al etanol 75%.
Wood (6) lists some important photochemical products such as pyrethrum, derris, quassia, nicotine, hellebore, anabasine, azadirachtin, d-limonene, camphor and terpenes that have been used as insecticides.
Agents to be avoided include American hellebore, butterbur or other petasites, kava, marijuana, melatonin (available only as an orphan drug in the United States), mugwort, passion flower, quassia, rauwolfia, Siberian ginseng, taumelloolch, tulip tree, and valerian.
One of them had an important place: the wood of quassia amara.
Fortunately, I had an emergency homeopathic with me, which helped with acute symptoms, and I took that along with a detox extract combining quassia herb, wormwood, and black walnut hulls, along with a dose of grapefruit seed extract.
Use of quassia chips - available in health food shops - is an alternative remedy that's becoming popular with parents, but there are no proper studies to prove it's effective.