Botanical Name: Cinchona officinalis
- English: Crown of Loxa bark, Yellow cinchona, Ledger bark, Yellow bark
- Ayurvedic: Quinine
- Unani: Al-keenaa, Kanakanaa.
- Also, known as: Peruvian bark, Jesuit’s bark, China Baum, Quinquina,
Harvested: Wild & Cultivated
Parts Used: Bark
Cinchona was named after the wife of the viceroy of Peru. She was cured of a malarial fever by powder bark. News of her recovery spread like wildfire through the high society circles of Europe which started a world demand for the bark. The bark of all the species contain quinine, quinidine, cinchonine, and cinchonidine and exhibit antimalarial activity.
How to use:
Decoctions are suitable for roots, barks, large seeds & berries, and other dense material. The simple way to make decoction is, in a saucepan, add 1 tablespoon of dried herbs to 1 cup of water. Bring the water to boil, reduce heat and simmer for 30-60 minutes. Strain and squeeze out as much as liquid as possible and enjoy!
- You can sweeten your herbal decoctions with bit of honey, natural fruit juice, stevia leaves powder and or licorice root powder.
You should consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using any herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
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