Red Cinchona Bark - Cinchona succirubra
Red Cinchona Bark - Cinchona succirubra

Red Cinchona Bark - Cinchona succirubra

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Red Cinchona great Digestive Tea

Red Cinchona Bark - Cinchona succirubra

Origin: Brazil

Used part: Leaf, Bark


Jesuit's Powder, also called Peruvian Bark, or Cinchona, is the historical remedy for all forms of malaria. The powdered bark of this South American Andes tree is the source of quinine, which became famous for the treatment of malaria, fever and pain in the 17th century. Its main active principle, quinine, is now chemically synthesized. The term quinine comes from the Peruvian ghina, or quina-quina. Another compound in chinchona, quinidine, is now a standard anti-arrhythmic medication. Quinine is the source of the bitter taste in tonic water. The mixed drink gin and tonic originated in British colonial India when the British population would mix their medicinal quinine tonic with gin to make it more palatable.

Health benefits:

Cinchona is used worldwide to ease gas, bloating and other digestive discomforts. The South American bark strengthens stomach functions and encourages proper digestion. In Peru, Brazil and other South American cultures, Cinchona is a well-respected herb for promoting intestinal cleansing, soothing leg & muscle cramps, supporting heart health, and more.

Good Herbal Remedy:

  • Anemia
  • Indigestion
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • General fatigue
  • Fevers
  • Malaria
  • Appetite stimulant


  1. Put 2 tbsp to a quart of water
  2. Let it cook for about 10 minutes from the moment it starts to boil
  3. Remove from the heat and let stand, covered, for 10 minutes
  4. Strain and is ready for use.

How to Drink:

Take 2 to 3 cups a day.


Quinine is contraindicated for pregnant women, children, as well as patients with depression, blood clotting problems, or liver disease. In addition, the use of Quinine should be evaluated when the patient uses other medicines, such as Cisapride, Heparin, Rifamycin or Carbamazepine.