Cinchona is a great herb from South American, specifically from Peru. Cinchona is a great muscle relaxing agent, and it also contains Quinine, which has been used for years to treat malaria,… and it also has been used to treat arrhythmia problems of the heart. Cinchona is also a good for stimulating the GI tract and works well for constipation, stimulating appetite, and also for digestive problems. Cinchona is bitter and works well for reducing fevers and also for back pain and sciatica. It kills bacterial and also viruses and of course parasites such as the malaria ameba. And Cinchona is really good for leg cramps and spasms of any kind… also it has been used to treat cancer. At one point it was only found in Peru… and because of that the people of Peru where not allowed to take the trees out of the country for fear the world supply would spread to other lands.
Paul Haider – Master Herbalist