Cinchona is also identified as Cinchona calisaya, Cinchona officinalis, Peruvian Bark, or the Jesuit’s Tree. It is named after the Countess of Chinchon, the wife of a viceroy of Peru, who, in 1638, was introduced by natives to the medicinal attributes of Cinchona bark.
The medicinally active bark, which is peeled from the tree, dried and sometimes powdered, contains quinine and similar composites.
Cinchona is often used to increase appetite. It stimulates saliva and releases digestive juices to treat bloating, fullness, and other stomach problems. It is also used for blood vessel disorders including hemorrhoids, varicose veins, and leg cramps. Not only that it can also be utilized for mild attacks of influenza, swine flu, the common cold, malaria, and fever.
It is proven to be safe and effective when used appropriately. However, it can be precarious to administer to pregnant or breast-feeding women, to people with stomach or intestinal ulcers, and before and after surgery for it may boost the chance of bleeding.
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