Commonly known as palo de quasia, Cremeto, Leño Bitter or Guavito, the Quasia is a plant from the tropics with enormous medicinal properties. Then, therefore, we will tell you in detail what the quasia is for .

The current botany is always surprising, since every day more plants with healing powers are known, which fight against infections, help the immune system, among other benefits for health. The quasia is a shrub of the Simarubaceae family, which can reach between three and eight meters in height. Its plants are composed of five leaflets, a long winged petiole and the flowers are tubular in shape, elongated, arranged in terminal clusters. Regarding the production of seeds, it must be said that it is profuse; but that they lose the ability to germinate if they dry out.

It is an eminently tropical plant that is found in many provinces of Brazil and other countries such as Guyana, Suriname and parts of Central America. The quasi prefers sandy dreams with lots of water, rather than clay ones. It is a plant that needs a lot of water and light, which under normal conditions allows high curling in a short time (however, its growth will depend on the levels of insolation).

What is the quasia for?

Quasia, as a medicinal plant, has some properties that end up being beneficial for the human body. We will detail it below:

  • Digestible tea:  Quasia is beneficial when it comes to fulfilling the digestive function through a tea, since it is not only capable of reducing inflammation but also detoxifying. Also, for those who have gallbladder problems, it helps to improve intestinal flora. On the other hand, it helps to eradicate the fat that makes the liver malfunction.
  • It has chlorophyll:  As the quasi has chlorophyll, it is good to take it into account for the strengthening of the immune system. This plant can be used, therefore, to minimize fevers or alleviate infections in the respiratory system (very common practices, for example, in Central America).
  • A good sleep:  Quasia, due to its digestive features, usually eliminates or reduces acidity and reflux. Therefore, to get a good sleep it is ideal.
  • Other benefits:  In addition, it must be announced that quasia contributes to the elimination of parasites lodged in the intestinal area, reduces lice and their eggs. As it is absolutely beneficial for digestion, quasia often appears as an essential element in many drugs.

In general, any substance that is consumed tends to have contraindications, which are often linked to the state of health or organic presentness of the person. In general, the use of this plant is not recommended when a woman is pregnant, as it contains abortifacient properties. Likewise, it can generate pains in the belly during menstruation, such as, in high doses, situations of diarrhea, vomiting and nausea.

How is the quasia prepared?

The quasia is prepared in different ways according to the benefits to be obtained. We detail below:

  • For intestinal parasites:  It is necessary to boil two tablespoons of the bark of the plant in half a liter of water for a period of 10 minutes. The liquid is applied similar to an enema, which allows the intestines to be optimally cleansed.
  • For fever:  Put a liter of water to boil with the quasi bark for ten minutes. Then, you have to let it cool down and it should be strained. This preparation has to be drunk all day, at least until the fever disappears.
  • For lice:  560 ml of water are boiled, with 25 grams of plant flakes. The preparation is then left to rest for 12 hours. The next day the substance will be boiled for 15 more minutes. It is important to bear in mind that the hair must be washed with shampoo, rinsed well and then combed, so that afterwards the quasi is used.
Samantha Robson
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Dr. Samantha Robson ( CRN: 0510146-5) is a nutritionist and website content reviewer related to her area of ​​expertise. With a postgraduate degree in Nutrition from The University of Arizona, she is a specialist in Sports Nutrition from Oxford University and is also a member of the International Society of Sports Nutrition.

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