Quinine

Cinchona originates from South America.

Quinine, which is produced from the bark of Cinchona species, is used to cure malaria.

The Cinchona genus includes a number of trees. Several species (Cinchona pubescens and Cinchona officinalis) are grown to produce quinine.

Names

Scientific
   Cinchona spp.
English
   Quinine
   Quinine bark
Dutch
   Kinaboom
   Kinine
Spanish
   Chinchona
   Quinina
   Quinine
   Quinquina
French
   Quinine
German
   Chinarindenbäume
   Chinin
Italian
   Chinino

Taxonomy

Genus
   Cinchona
Family
   Rubiaceae
Order
   Gentianales

Crop categories

Medicinal plants
Tropical crops

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