Cinchona By mtpr.org • Jan 24, 2014 ShareTwitter Facebook Google+ Email January 25th, 2014: Cinchona is the national tree of Peru and Ecuador. Its bark contains the alkaloid quinine, which since the 1600s, has been used to treat the fever and chills of malaria. http://www.floradelaterre.com/ Listen Listening... / 1:29 "The Plant Detective," January 25th, 2014: Cinchona. Related Program: Plant Detective, TheTags: Cinchonatreequininemalarialilac-like flowersEuropeSouth AmericadiscoveryresistanceChinese sagebrushherbsMedicinal PlantsThe Plant Detective Related Content Elderberry 1 year ago Cinnamon 1 year ago Foxglove-Digitalis 1 year ago Myrrh, An Ancient, Precious Resin 1 year ago Farewell Flora Delaterre 1 year ago Frankincense: Tears of a Tree 1 year ago Rauwolfia, a.k.a. Snakeroot 1 year ago Willow: Tree Bark That Begat Aspirin 1 year ago Licorice II: Resemblence to Anise Is Purely Intentional 1 year ago Licorice I: Never Mind the Spoonful of Sugar 2 years ago Prickly Ash 2 years ago Henbane, Shakespeare's Little Helper 2 years ago Deadly Nightshade 2 years ago Datura: A "Witches' Weed" 2 years ago Autumn Crocus's Corms of Colchicine 2 years ago Saw Palmetto II 2 years ago Saw Palmetto I 2 years ago Sylphion: Worth its Weight in Ancient Silver 2 years ago Witch Hazel Shrinks Tissues (Not Witches) 2 years ago View the discussion thread.