Quinine bark tree, Koynel

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Quinine bark tree, Koynel
Scientific Name : Cinchona officinale
Family : Rubiaceae
Common Name : Quinine bark tree, Koynel
A medium size tree of which the bark has properties of curing Malaria. Quinine is the extracted from the bark of this tree. However, even the slightest excess of this medicine causes deafness. There are a number of other alkaloids that are extracted from this tree. They include cinchonine, cinchonidine and quinidine. Introduced in India from its native place-Amazon rain forests.
Propagation : Seeds
Longevity : Perennial