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Monday, March 23, 2015
Meet The "Chichona" Tree
Meet The "Cinchona" Tree
Amy: Posted on Monday, January 26, 2015 10:10 AM
Meet The "Chinchona" Tree, the national tree of Ecuador and Peru.
The Cinchona is a medicinal plant known as a source for quinine, a naturally occuring white crystalline alkaloid that has analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties.
Discovered by Peruvian natives quinine has been recorded in use medically since at least the 17th century.