cinchona tree


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  • noun

Synonyms for cinchona tree

small tree of Ecuador and Peru having very large glossy leaves and large panicles of fragrant pink flowers

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In 1942, Japan gained control of the cinchona trees cultivated for quinine in parts of Asia, and Germany captured the quinine reserves in Amsterdam.
Ground to a powder and taken as an infusion, the bark of the Cinchona tree was a powerful febrifuge, or fever treatment.
A subsequent typographical error, made by the Swedish taxonomist Carl Linnaeus when classifying the cinchona tree on the basis of its flower's sexual characteristics, is responsible for its spelling
Although quinine has been used for centuries, initially as an extract from the bark of the cinchona tree, allergic reactions to quinine can be severe and can affect multiple organs.
There was no point in trying to make quinine in the laboratory because the vital force that gave this substance its properties could only be infused into it by the living cinchona tree.
Which drug extracted from the bark of the cinchona tree is used to treat malaria?
Cinchona tree Quinine is extracted from the bark and is used to treat malaria;
Tonic water (or Indian tonic water) has a magical ingredient, an alkaloid called quinine, which is classified as a drug and was originally extracted from the bark of the cinchona tree.
The cure was quinine, an alkaloid made of the bitter red bark of the cinchona tree found in the Andes.
Woodward's breakthrough was especially timely due to a quinine shortage in the United States, caused by the Japanese occupation of Java where cinchona trees grew.
Quinine, the cure for malaria, comes from the bark of Cinchona trees.
In 1948, he was invited to Guatemala to a plantation, where Cinchona trees were dying.
The cure, however, came from the foothills of the high Andes, in the bark of the cinchona trees.
Quinine, used against malaria, is obtained from the bark of cinchona trees.
For months at a time I had been traveling in the high Andes of Colombia in search of cinchona trees, then the only source of quinine.