Cinchona officinalis (Quinine Bark) is a tree native to Amazon Rainforest vegetation. This plant is used for the production of quinine, which is an anti-fever agent especially useful in the prevention and treatment of malaria. There are a number of various other chemicals which are made from this tree, and they include cinchonine, cinchonidine and quinidine.
Homeopathic Cinchona Uses:
Dr. Hahnemann established cinchona as a homeopathic remedy, and it has since been a go-to remedy for malarial symptoms, including headaches, high fever, profuse sweating, fatigue, anemia, diarrhea, vomiting, and moderate to severe shaking shills.
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In a study published in the Journal of Complementary & Integrative Medicine in 2013, researchers found that a combination of Cinchona officinalis 30 and chelidonium 30 displayed significant antimalarial potential against the lethal rodent malaria parasite called Plasmodium berghei.
“Antimalarial potential of China 30 and Chelidonium 30 in combination therapy against lethal rodent malaria parasite: Plasmodium berghei,” Journal of Complementary & Integrative Medicine, May 7, 2013; 10. pii: /j/jcim.2013.10.issue-1/jcim-2012-0016/jcim-2012-0016.xml. doi: 10.1515/jcim-2012-0016.
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Cinchona Bark and how to make tonic water
Encyclopedia says Tonic Water a.k.a. Quinine Water is a carbonated soft drink with quinine flavoring and high-fructose corn syrup.
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Cinchona bark tonic water is for people that are tired of the boring Gin & Tonic. No artificial chemicals or flavors here just the real herbs, spices, and fruits. Cinchona Bark from Cinchona officinalis which is the bark used for medical purposes and is the same plant used to treat Malaria.
Cinchona Bark to make Tonic Water
Add cinchona bark, herbs and spices to the water and boil for ten minutes, stirring occasionally.
Take the pan off the stove, cover and let steep for an hour. After steeping, very carefully remove the lid and without stirring, pour through a strainer and then a coffee filter slowly.
This may take several coffee filters to complete. When the filtration is complete, warm the liquid up then add the citric acid and syrup.
The longer you boil the herbs the easier it is to burn them therefor I suggest that you do a slow gentle boil for 10 minutes and then steep them for an hour.
- 4 cups water
- ¼ cup cinchona bark powder (or ½ cup cinchona bark cut)
- 1 tsp whole allspice berries
- ¼ cup citric acid
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1 ½ cups of agave syrup
Combine water, bark, and berries in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat. Once mixture starts to boil, reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
Remove from heat and strain out solids using a strainer. You’ll need to fine-strain the mixture, as it still contains quite a bit of the cinchona bark. Use a coffee filter, it may take 2 or 3.
Once you’re satisfied with the clarity of your mix, heat it back up on the stovetop (never microwave), and then add citric acid, salt, and agave syrup to each cup of your hot mix. Stir until combined, and store in the attractive bottle of your choice.
To assemble a gin and tonic, use ¾ ounce of your tonic syrup, 1½ ounces of gin and 2 ounces of soda water over ice.
Options to adjust flavor profile.
- 1/4 cup lemongrass.
- 1 tbs Allspice Powder.
- Cardamon Powder.
- Cloves Powder.
- Juniper Berry.
- 1 Cinnamon Stick.
- zest and juice of 1 orange.
- zest and juice of 1 lemon.
- zest and juice of 1 lime.
1. Digestive Disorders
Homeopathic cinchona is used for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) when weakness has resulted from excessive fluid loss. The remedy is also used for several IBS symptoms, including gas, bloating, diarrhea, and heartburn. The heartburn will often accompany burping and the sensation that food is stuck behind the breastbone.
The person may experience attacks of watery, profuse, and painless diarrhea. Symptoms will improve from fasting, loose clothing, and pressure; however, they will worsen from touch, jarring, and on alternate days.
Cinchona is also used to treat other digestive relative problems, including inflammatory bowel disease, peptic ulcers, gastritis, parasites, gastroenteritis, motion sickness, food poisoning, and liver and gallbladder disorders.
2. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Cinchona is also used for extreme exhaustion that leaves the muscles feeling very weak. This type of fatigue can result from anemia, blood loss or heavy menstrual flow, or extensive fluid loss caused from diarrhea, severe vomiting, or breastfeeding.
As a result, cinchona is a popular remedy for the debilitating illness known as chronic fatigue syndrome. Lying down will often improve symptoms; however, symptoms worsen from walking, touch, or noise.
Homeopathic cinchona is used for sleeplessness caused by fantasies or excited thoughts. The person will tend to wake up from the slightest noise at night, and overall they have irregular sleeping patterns.
The person’s mind will tend to be very clear during the night. The symptoms will often worsen from cold and drafts, but they will improve from warmth.
MANY people--experience depressive symptoms severe enough for treatment. Cinchona is often used to treat low spirits from neuralgic pain or after menstruation. The person that requires cinchona feels they want to destroy themselves, but they lack courage. They are also low-spirited, gloomy, have no desire to live, and they experience inconsolable anxiety to the point of suicide.
5. Bleeding Disorders
Cinchona is also a popular homeopathic remedy for bleeding conditions, such as nosebleeds, and bleeding from the mouth, rectum, ears, and internal organs. It is also used for heavy menstrual periods (menorrhagia) with nervous excitement.
The person may also feel exhausted after blood loss and experience weakness, dizziness, fainting, and tinnitus. The physical symptoms associated with cinchona for heavy periods also include abdominal cramps, pale face, intermittent bleeding, dark clotting blood flow, and headaches.
The person is also irritable, oversensitive, and experiences depression and moodiness. The remedy is also used for blood vessel disorders, such as varicose veins, leg cramps, and hemorrhoids.