Cinchona Officinalis (Quinine, Peruvian Bark, Quinine Bark) — Family Name: Rubiaceae
Botanical Name: Cinchona Officinalis
Common Name: Quinine, Peruvian Bark, Quinine Bark
Part Used: Quinine Isolated From Bark
Habitat: Cultivated in Nilgiri Hills
Uses: Quinine is bitter, astringent, acrid, thermogenic, febrifugre, oxytoxic and anodyne. It is digestive, antipyretic, cardiotonic, dystocia, eumbago etc.
Cinchona officinalis (Quinine Bark) is a tree native to Amazon Rainforest vegetation. This plant is used for the production of quinine, which is an anti-fever agent especially useful in the prevention and treatment of malaria. There are a number of various other chemicals which are made from this tree, and they include cinchonine, cinchonidine and quinidine.