Cinchona officinalis


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Related to Cinchona officinalis: quinine, Rauwolfia serpentina
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Noun1.Cinchona officinalis - Peruvian shrub or small tree having large glossy leaves and cymes of fragrant yellow to green or red flowersCinchona officinalis - Peruvian shrub or small tree having large glossy leaves and cymes of fragrant yellow to green or red flowers; cultivated for its medicinal bark
genus Chinchona, genus Cinchona - large genus of trees of Andean region of South America having medicinal bark
chinchona, cinchona - any of several trees of the genus Cinchona
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It has been reported that Cinchona officinalis (China) can be taken as prophylactic drug in a 30 C dose weekly prior to entering a malarial zone (15).
He gave Loja's cinchona the scientific name Cinchona officinalis, for its pharmaceutical value (officinalis) and in honor of the Viceroy of Peru, the Count of Chinchon (whose name he spelled incorrectly).
Quinine, the antimalarial drug, derives from the bark of the South American tree Cinchona officinalis.