Does your pet suffer from:
- Gastrointestinal issues
- Inability to gain weight
- Digestive problems
- Gall bladder ailment
- Liver ailment
- Kidney ailment
The quassia tree grows from 50 to 100 feet high, with smooth, gray bark. It bears multiple leaves, and yellow flowers with fruits that are black and pea-shaped. It is native to South America and the West Indies. Interestingly, insects always avoid the tree, because of its extremely bitter resin.
Ages ago, the West Indians used the bark of Quassia to treat stomach upset, fever, and to induce appetite when ill. The West Indians also prepared more potent mixtures by adding finely chopped chips of the Quassia wood and steeping them in water. These mixtures were used to eliminate parasitic threadworms, and included in body lotions to keep away lice. In the Amazon rainforest, Quassia was used for malaria, snake bites, and dysentery.
This bitter herb could be effective in treating gastrointestinal problems in your pet, like worms (such as tapeworm, pinworm, and roundworm) or amoebas. It might even be effective in eliminating the giardia parasite.
Quassia may increase appetite for underweight pets, and improve digestion by increasing salivary and gastric secretions, and peristalsis of the stomach. It is said to also improve the health of the gall bladder, liver, and kidneys.
Additionally, Quassia could be useful in controlling lice, alleviating vomiting and nausea, decreasing flatulence, and soothing ulcers. It may have anti-tumor, and anti-cancer properties.
Quassia should not be used for pregnant or nursing pets.
This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. These food products may be beneficial for supporting optimal health.
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