Quina Quina Bark - Coutarea Hexandra K.
Quina Quina Bark - Coutarea Hexandra K.

Quina Quina Bark - Coutarea Hexandra K.

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Quina Quina Bark Detox Tea

Quina Quina Bark - Coutarea Hexandra K.

Origin: Brazil

Used part: Bark


The quina-quina, also known by the name of myrtle-grove, is a tree that can reach 30 meters in height. Its pink inflorescence and its fruit turn it into an ornamental plant, much used in landscaping. The tree, now rare, has been widely used in alternative medicine.

Health benefits:

Its therapeutic properties stimulate the intestinal, gastric and hepatic functions. Its active principles are alkaloids, tannins, essences and bitter principles, quinine, and its properties are febrile, antimalarial, toning, astringent and healing.

Good Herbal Remedy:

  • Anemia
  • Convalescence
  • Fevers
  • Inflammations
  • Urinary infections
  • Hepatic and antidiabetic protector
  • Externally it can be used when there is hair loss


  1. Add 2 tablespoons of herb to one liter of water
  2. Turn off when it reaches boil
  3. Remove from the heat and leave the pan (capped) to stand for 10 minutes
  4. Strain and drink

How to drink:

Take a cup 3 times a day.

When there is scabies, the remedy can be used externally. The leaves should be rubbed against the body.


The use of quinquina is contraindicated in case of pregnancy because it contains abortive agents. Quinine, present in the herb, is excreted in breast milk, but the amounts were taken as insignificant when consumed by the baby. High doses of this substance can cause uterine stimulation in pregnant women, and deafness and hypoplasia of the optic nerve in children. The consumption of this herb concomitant with other medicines must be accompanied by a doctor, as it contains substances that are reactive with certain principles of other medicines.