Picrasma excelsa Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
bitter-ash bitterwood Jamaica quassia Jamaica quassiawood quassia

Picrasma excelsa is a species of Picrasma in the family Simaroubaceae. It is found in Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and Venezuela. It is threatened by habitat loss.

Picrasma excelsa

Medical use

Economic importance of Picrasma excelsa

Food additives flavoring
Medicines folklore
Non-vertebrate poisons livestock pest control

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Biological activities

Amebicide
Quassin found in Bark
Analgesic
Thiamin found in Plant
Androgenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Bark
Angiogenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Bark
Anorexic
Beta-sitosterol found in Bark
AntiLyme
Thiamin found in Plant
Antiadenomic
Beta-sitosterol found in Bark
Antialcoholic
Thiamin found in Plant
Antialzheimeran
Thiamin found in Plant
Antiandrogenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Bark
Antianorectic
Thiamin found in Plant
Antiatheromic
Pectin found in Bark
Antibackache
Thiamin found in Plant
Antibacterial
Beta-sitosterol found in Bark
Pectin found in Bark
Antiberiberi
Thiamin found in Plant
Anticanker
Thiamin found in Plant
Anticardiospasmic
Thiamin found in Plant
Anticataract
Thiamin found in Plant
Anticolitic
Thiamin found in Plant
Antidecubitic
Thiamin found in Plant
Antideliriant
Thiamin found in Plant
Antidementia
Thiamin found in Plant
Antidiabetic
Pectin found in Bark
Antidiarrheic
Pectin found in Bark
Antidyspeptic
Thiamin found in Plant
Antiedemic
Beta-sitosterol found in Bark
Antiencephalopathic
Thiamin found in Plant
Antienteritic
Pectin found in Bark
Antiestrogenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Bark
Antifatigue
Thiamin found in Plant
Antifeedant
Beta-sitosterol found in Bark
Antifertility
Beta-sitosterol found in Bark
Antigallstone
Pectin found in Bark
Antigastritic
Pectin found in Bark
Thiamin found in Plant
Antigonadotrophic
Beta-sitosterol found in Bark
Antihangover
Thiamin found in Plant
Antiheartburn
Thiamin found in Plant
Antiherpetic
Thiamin found in Plant
Antihyperlipoproteinaemic
Beta-sitosterol found in Bark
Antiinflammatory
Beta-sitosterol found in Bark
Antileukemic
Beta-sitosterol found in Bark
Antilithic
Pectin found in Bark
Antilymphomic
Beta-sitosterol found in Bark
Antimetastatic
Pectin found in Bark
Antimigraine
Thiamin found in Plant
Antimutagenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Bark
Pectin found in Bark
Antimyocarditic
Thiamin found in Plant
Antineuralgic
Thiamin found in Plant
Antineurasthenic
Thiamin found in Plant
Antineuritic
Thiamin found in Plant
Antineuropathic
Thiamin found in Plant
Antiobesity
Pectin found in Bark
Antiophidic
Beta-sitosterol found in Bark
Antioxidant
Beta-sitosterol found in Bark
Antipoliomyelitic
Thiamin found in Plant
Antiprogestational
Beta-sitosterol found in Bark
Antiprostaglandin
Beta-sitosterol found in Bark
Antiprostatadenomic
Beta-sitosterol found in Bark
Antiprostatitic
Beta-sitosterol found in Bark
Antipyretic
Beta-sitosterol found in Bark
Antitussive
Pectin found in Bark
Antiulcer
Pectin found in Bark
Antiviral
Beta-sitosterol found in Bark
Apertif
Quassin found in Bark
Apoptotic
Beta-sitosterol found in Bark
Artemicide
Beta-sitosterol found in Bark
Cancer-Preventive
Beta-sitosterol found in Bark
Pectin found in Bark
Candidicide
Beta-sitosterol found in Bark
Caspase-8-Inducer
Beta-sitosterol found in Bark
Chemopreventive
Pectin found in Bark
Demulcent
Pectin found in Bark
Emetic
Quassin found in Bark
Estrogenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Bark
Febrifuge
Beta-sitosterol found in Bark
Fungicide
Pectin found in Bark
Gonadotrophic
Beta-sitosterol found in Bark
Hemostat
Pectin found in Bark
Hepatoprotective
Beta-sitosterol found in Bark
Hypocholesterolemic
Beta-sitosterol found in Bark
Pectin found in Bark
Hypoglycemic
Beta-sitosterol found in Bark
Pectin found in Bark
Hypolipidemic
Beta-sitosterol found in Bark
Insecticide
Quassin found in Bark
Insectifuge
Thiamin found in Plant
Neuroprotective
Thiamin found in Plant
Peristaltic
Pectin found in Bark
Pesticide
Beta-sitosterol found in Bark
Pectin found in Bark
Quassin found in Bark
Thiamin found in Plant
Spermicide
Beta-sitosterol found in Bark
Ubiquiot
Beta-sitosterol found in Bark
Ulcerogenic
Beta-sitosterol found in Bark

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
Alkaloids Wood 700
Beta-sitosterol Bark
Beta-sitosterone Bark
Gum Wood
Isoquassin Bark
N-methoxy-1-vinyl-beta-carboline Plant
Pectin Bark
Quassin Bark
Thiamin Plant
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]