Product: Quassia Powder
Latin Name: Quassia amara syn. Quassia alatifolia, Quassia officinalis, Quassia amargo, Simaroube officinale, Picrasma excelsa.
Plant Family: Simaroubaceae
Other Names: Bitterwood, Bitter Ash, Surinam Wood, Amargo, Kwassi, Pau Amarelo, Pau Quassia, Bitterholz, Gorzkla, Amargo, Écorce de Quassia, Palo de Cuasia, Pao Tariri, Picrasma, Ruda, Surinam Wood & Pao Tariri.
Description: Quassia is a deciduous tree native to the tropical regions of the America and the Caribbean. It reaches a height of 15-30 metres, the leaves are opposite, pinnate with short stalks with approximately 5-7 oblanceolate leaflets 2-11cm in length, glossy, dark green in colour with purple stem and leaf mid ribs. The flowers form panicles approximately 15-25 cm in length, they are deep pink to magenta in colour on the outside and pale pink to white on the inside, each individual inflorescence is 2-5 cm in length.
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SUGGESTED USEA decoction or infusion of the herb can be added to insecticidal sprays suitable for treating aphid infestations, The powder can also be sprinkled around plants that are prone to black flies, sprinkle near ants nest it will deter ants. Decoctions can also be added to shampoos for treating head lice.
Shelf LifeShelf life of two years provided that goods are stored in an airtight container in ambient conditions.
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