The plant has long been used medicinally by the native people of S. America to treat fevers and a range of other conditions. The bark of this species, and several . Cinchona officinalis auct. mult. habit. branches. flowers. branches and flowers. Cinchona calisaya – Köhler–s Medizinal-Pflanzenjpg. Learn more about Cinchona uses, effectiveness, possible side effects, interactions, dosage, user ratings and products that contain Cinchona.

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Peruvian Bark or Cinchona calisaya is an evergreen shrub or small tree up to 8 m tall and is a known medicinal plant used as a treatment for fevers and malaria due to quinine contents from the bark. Dutch colonialism and the origins of caliszya global pharmaceutical industry”. Perennial, start flowering after years, and are uprooted and harvested after years. The fruit is a small capsule containing numerous seeds.

Particular study of polyphenols phenolic acids, anthocyans and flavonoids ]. Several species were sought after for their medicinal value and cultivated in India and Java where they also formed hybrids. The first living plants seen in Europe were C.

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It grows very poorly or not at all on soils that have been exposed to fire. Howard Cinchona scrobiculata Humb. University of Chicago Press. Andersson Cinchona asperifolia Wedd.

Cinchona calisaya

Home Find plant View crop. Selected Rubiaceae Tribes and Genera. A manual of Cinchona cultivation in India. The legend was popularized in English literature by Markham in his writings and in he also published a “plea cinchoma the correct spelling of the genus Chinchona “.

Retrieved from ” https: Requires a well-drained, moist soil and a position in full sun or partial shade[]. One approach was to cut the tree but this and girdling are equally destructive and unsustainable so small strips were cut and various techniques such cinchhona “mossing”, the application of moss to the cut areas, were used to allow the tree to heal. Academic interest continues as cinchona alkaloids show promise in treating falciparum malaria which has evolved resistance to synthetic drugs.


You cnchona translate the content of this page by calisyaa a language in the select box. Johns Hopkins University Press. Both identify the sources as trees that do not bear fruit and having heart-shaped leaves and it has been suggested that these references could be to Cinchona species.

The bank was established in the year The birth of homeopathy was based on cinchona bark testing. This page was last edited on 31 Decemberat Identification of the alkaloids and anthraquinones in Cinchona capisaya callus cultures. National Museum of Natural History: It prefers moist soil. Linnaeus described the genus based on the species Cinchona officinalis. He noted that bark powder weighing about two coins was cast into water and drunk to cure fevers and “tertians”. All that survives of those two colonies are the flourishing groves of xinchona established by Maury using seeds purchased from England.

Permeabilization of Cinchona ledgeriana cells by dimethylsulphoxide.

Cinchona calisaya – Wikipedia

Robert Talbor The English Remedy: The powdered bark is often used in tooth-powders, owing to its astringency, but not much used internally except as a bitter wine ; it creates a sensation of warmth, but sometimes causes gastric intestinal irritation. Top of Page Home.

The traditional story, [9] first recorded by Sebastiano Bado inis that the wife of the fourth Count of Chinchon fell ill in Lima with a tertian fever. This species calissaya however of little medicinal significance.

The herb, especially in the form of the extracted alkaloid quinine, is subject to legal restrictions in some countries[ ]. Cinchona pubescens Vahl Cinchona pyrifolia L. All plant pages have their own unique code. Clements Markham identified the Countess as Ana de Osorio but this was shown to be incorrect by Haggis. It has febrifuge, tonic and astringent properties, valuable for influenza, neuralgia and debility.


It is a evergreen shrub or tree. Bark gathering was often environmentally destructive, destroying huge expanses of trees for their bark, with difficult conditions for low wages that did not allow the indigenous bark gatherers to settle debts even upon death.

The bark is made into various preparations, such as tablets, liquid extracts, tinctures and powders[ ]. In herbalismcinchona bark was used as an adulterant in Jesuit’s bark or Peruvian bark which originally is thought to have referred to Myroxylon peruiferumanother fever remedy.

Always seek advice from a professional before using a plant medicinally.

Modern research has shown it to be a very effective treatment for fevers, and especially as a treatment and preventative of malaria. In the late s, the method of use of the cinchnoa was noted in the Schedula Romana. Progress and prospects of its cultivation”. Studies on tissue cultures of the genus Cinchonx L. The Dispensatory of the United States of America. Suggestions that the plant went by the native name of Quina Quina which yielded Quina bark have been questioned.

The English explorer Clements Markham went to collect plants that were introduced in Sri Lanka and the Nilgiris of southern India in Flowers white and pinkish arranged in panicles, very fragrant.