Common Names: Cinchona, Fever Tree, Peruvian Bark, Jesuit’s Bark
What is cinchona bark:
This herb grows in countries in Asia such as in India, Peru, in parts of Africa and also in South American countries like Brazil. Today, we credit the Incas with being the first people to understand the medicinal benefits of cinchona bark. The red bark is usually removed from trees that are at least six years of age and then dried in the sun for grounding into a powder like consistency. It is from the bark and root that quinine is also extracted.