Jackass Bitters

Jackass Bitters General Information

Jackass Bitters is a member of the Asteraceae family and a common Central American plant. It has yellow flowers and bitter-tasting leaves which contain a potent anti-parasitic agent (sesquiterpene dialdehyde) that is particularly active against amoebas, candida, giardia and intestinal parasites. Traditionally, the herb is taken internally as a tea or a wine or used topically to bathe wounds and infections, or as a hair wash to get rid of lice.

Jackass Bitters

Uses & Scientific Evidence For Jackass Bitters

  • There is some preliminary research that indicates Jackass Bitters helps regulate blood sugar levels, which can ultimately help diabetics manage their condition. A subsequent animal study showed that a tincture of this plant lowered blood glucose levels in animals.
  • A tea made from the root is used to cleanse the blood and a leaf tea is used to treat intestinal parasites, malaria, fungus and ringworm. It is also used to prevent infection and to use as a hair wash for ridding the hair of head lice.
  • Boiled and strained leaves have been used as an insecticide for house and garden plants.

Dosage Information for Jackass Bitters

  • Jackass Bitters comes in various forms and can be utilised as an ingredient alongside in other products. For best results, read and follow product label directions.

Safety & Interaction Information for Jackass Bitters

  • Jackass Bitters is generally regarded as safe when taken in the recommended doses. If you are taking any prescription or over-the-counter medications, it is best to consult with your physician before taking this herb for the treatment of your condition.
  • Please note in particular that safety in children, pregnant or nursing women, or with those suffering from liver or kidney is not known.
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