This plant originated in the high valleys of the Andes and there are several species found in Bolivia, Colombia and on the slopes of Chimborazo in northern Peru. But it has been cultivated in other hot countries. The bark contains a fair number of im...
This plant originated in the high valleys of the Andes and there are several species found in Bolivia, Colombia and on the slopes of Chimborazo in northern Peru. But it has been cultivated in other hot countries. The bark contains a fair number of immediate principles, the most important being quinine, the immense merits of which were discovered in the seventeenth century.
Quinine is first and foremost an antiseptic acting mainly on the Infusoria. It is easily absorbed by wounds, the mucous membranes and acts like an irritant. It raises blood pressure. A strong dose produces giddiness, drumming in the ears and even delirium. In intermittent fever, typhoid fever, malaria and acute articular joint pain it is highly effective. Quinine is used in powder form, in an alcoholic extract and tincture; a wine can be made using the bark of the plant, and a syrup. The plant is often mixed with bitter orange bark, gentian root or cinnamon.
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Take 20-30 drops of extract in a small amount of warm water 3-4 times daily as needed.
Not to be used during pregnancy and lactation. Do not exceed recommended dose.
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