- Botanical Name : Cinchona Officinalis
- Family Name : Rubiaceae
- Common Name : Quinine Bark, Peruvian Bark, Quinine Bark
- Part Used : Quinine Isolated From Bark
- Habitat : Cultivated in nilgiri hills
- Product offered : Bark
Quinine Bark is bitter, astringent, acrid, thermogenic, febrifugre, oxytoxic and anodyne, digestive, antipyretic, cardiotonic, anti-inflammatory and tonic. Cinchona Officinalis is useful in malerial and intermittent fevers, lumbago, bacterial infections, helminthiasis, dyspepsia, chronic dysentery, skin diseases, cough, bronchitis and cardiac debility. The powdered peruvian bark (quinine bark) is often used in tooth-powders, owing to its astringency. Cinchona officinalis in decoction is a useful gargle and a good throat astringent.