Peruvian Bark Herbal Remedies
Peruvian bark is the source of the alkaloid quinine, the drug that revolutionized the treatment of malaria . Vast quantities were harvested from South America and sold all over the world in the 18th, 19th, and early 20th centuries. Peruvian bark is an extremely bitter herb which also benefits the appetite and the digestion. It is good for anemia, leg cramps, dysentery, and fevers. Peruvian bark has anti-inflammatory properties and is used for the pain of rheumatism. Peruvian Bark has a taste of BITTER and a temperature of COLD.
Peruvian Bark Proper Dose
|Peruvian Bark Tincture||10-60 drops 2-3 x daily|
Peruvian Bark Reference Information
|Latin Name||Cinchona succiruba|
|Herb Forms||Tincture, homeopathic tablet.|
|Affects||Cardiovascular system, Digestive system, Nervous system|
|Cautions||The alkaloid quinine that occurs in this plant is toxic in large amounts. Do not exceed recommended dose without advice from an experienced herbalist.|
|Botanical Info||A large tree with rough, brown bark and ovate-lanceolate leathery leaves from the Coffee family. The flowers are about 4 inches long and deep pink.|
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Fox, W. 1932. Family Botanic Guide. Sheffield: William Fox and Sons, Ltd.