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Cinchona Bark

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Cinchona Bark - Cinchona succirubra

(WILD HARVESTED) (Cut & Sifted) Available in 1 OZ

Also known as: Cinchona Bark, Fever Tree, Jesuit's Bark, Peruvian Bark, Quina-Q

Country of Origin: Guatemala, Ecuador, Peru

For centuries, the indigenous people of South America have used various natural herbal remedies to treat all sorts of ailments. When European sailors exploring South America came down with malaria, many sought treatments from the continent's indigenous healers, which lead to the discovery of Cinchona bark as a natural treatment for malaria symptoms. The bark of the Andean cinchona tree and its chemical constituents, known as quinoline alkaloids (quinine, quinidine, cinchonine and cinchonidine)

Today, cinchona bark is commonly used as a natural digestive aid and many find it useful in easing muscle cramps. We offer this distinctive red bark in various forms, including whole, cut, granulated, powder and supplement capsules.


Tips for Safe Use

It's easy to get excited about using cinchona bark as a preferred natural remedy. However, as with all good things, it's best to use it in moderation. For safety, we recommend following dosage instructions and recipes precisely. While cinchona bark is generally safe at low levels, it does contain quinine, a substance which may cause serious health concerns at high levels. Also, those with heart conditions should consult a physician before use.

We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.

This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. For educational purposes only.