Jan. 23rd, 2017

simarouba

Jan. 23rd, 2017 07:49 am
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simarouba or simaruba (sim-uh-ROO-buh) - n., any of several South American trees (genus Simaruba, esp. S. amara) of the quassia family; the medicial bark from these trees.


So a subtype of quassia. The bark (typically taken from the roots) is bitter and, among other effects, stimulates the appetite. The name is via French from Carib simaruba.

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