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Cinchona Officinalis( Quinine Bark)

Common Name: Quinine Bark, Peruvian Bark, Quinine Bark
Plant name: Cinchona Officinalis
Chemical constituents: Cinchona contains Aricine, caffeic acid, cinchofulvic acid, cincholic acid, cinchonain, cinchonidine, cinchotannic acid, cinchotine, cuscamine, cusconidine, cusconine, epicatechin, quinacimine, quinamine, quinine, quininidine, quinovic acid, quinovin, and sucirubine.



Uses:
Quinine is an anti-fever agent and is used for the prevention and cure of malaria.
 Quinine Bark is bitter, astringent, acrid, thermogenic, febrifugre, oxytoxic and anodyne, digestive, antipyretic, cardiotonic.
 anti-inflammatory and tonic. Cinchona Officinalis is useful in, bacterial infections, helminthiasis, dyspepsia, chronic dysentery, skin diseases, cough, bronchitis and cardiac debility.


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