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Quinine Bark  

Scientific name of Quinine Bark: cinchona offinalis

Name   in different languages:-

 Sanskrit: Sinkona, Kunayaka

 English: Peruvian bark, Jesuit's bark

 Malayalam: Sinkona സിങ്കോണ

Plant description:

Quinine BarkQuinine Bark or Peruvian bark is the native of South America, it is cultivate in Himalayan region, Nilgiri, Ootty and Sikkim areas It is a medium tree, grows up to 20 meters in height.
The bark is the useful part of the tree it contains quinine. Flowers are in clusters and tube like flower are split at the end formed 5 petals which are hairy and white.


Useful plant parts:


Medicinal uses:

Anti-malarial, to treat puss, bleeding from nose, digestive aid, anti-parasitic, antispasmodic, and antipyretic, reduces fever

Chemical content:

Alkaloids, quinine and anti-arrhythmic quinidine

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