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The healing power of kwassie wood or kwasibita

  1. A cup is made from kwassie wood in which you can put water. A few minutes later this water tastes bitter. This bitter water is a good remedy for malaria. Kwassie wood has been used for a long time against malaria in Suriname. This traditional knowledge about medicinal properties of kvassie wood is scientifically confirmed today. It often happens that traditional medicine is supported by modern research. Kwassiehout is named after a Surinamese herbalist who bore the surname Kwasi.

Naming quassie wood

  1. In Latin this plant is called Quassia Amara

Application of quassie wood

  1. Kwassie wood is sold in Surinamese shops in the Netherlands. Of course, this happens more often in Suriname. You can chew the wood to obtain the healing power of a fever. You can make a tea from the shredded wood. In addition, it is possible to buy a kvassie wood cup and fill it with water to obtain an infusion of the wood. A pan is boiled with water together with kvassie wood to make a bitter infusion. Both in Suriname

Scientific findings on kwassie wood

  1. Kwassie wood has been extensively researched by science for medicinal properties. One of the findings is that kvassie wood has antibacterial and anti-fungal effects. That is the scientific basis for the fact that it is an antipyretic and blood purifying medicine. Not every traditional use is (as yet) confirmed by scientific research. In addition, there are scientific studies that conclude that other diseases can be cured by using medicines based on quassie wood. Examples are diabetes or diabetes mellitus

  2. Kwassie wood has been extensively researched by science for medicinal properties. One of the findings is that kvassie wood has antibacterial and anti-fungal effects. That is the scientific basis for the fact that it is an antipyretic and blood purifying medicine. Not every traditional use is (yet) confirmed by scientific research. In addition, there are scientific studies that conclude that other diseases can be cured by using medicines based on quassie wood. Examples are diabetes or diabetes mellitus



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