Cinchona pubescens


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Related to Cinchona pubescens: Quinine tree
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Noun1.Cinchona pubescens - small tree of Ecuador and Peru having very large glossy leaves and large panicles of fragrant pink flowersCinchona pubescens - small tree of Ecuador and Peru having very large glossy leaves and large panicles of fragrant pink 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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Tree invasion in naturally treeless environments: Impacts of quinine (Cinchona pubescens) trees on native vegetation in Gal'apagos.
Drug Medical Use Plant Species Aspirin Analgesic, inflammation Filipendula ulmaria Atropine Ophthalmology Atropo belladonna Camphor Rheumatic pain Cinnamomum camphora Morphine Analgesic Papaver somniferum Quinine Malaria prophylaxis Cinchona pubescens Reserpine Hypertension Rauvolfia serpentina Vinblastine Hodgkin's disease Catharanthus roseus Drug Family Aspirin Rosaceae Atropine Solanaceae Camphor Lauraceae Morphine Papaveraceae Quinine Rubiaceae Reserpine Apocynaceae Vinblastine Apocynaceae Table 2.
Familiar examples of plant-derived drugs include the potent analgesics morphine and codeine, from the poppy (Papaver somniferum); the antimalarial drug quinine, from Cinchona pubescens; the powerful muscle relax ant tubocurarine, from Chondrodendron tomentosum; digitoxin, a cardiotonic from the foxglove plant (Digitalis purpurea); and ephedra, a component of many over-the-counter antihistamines, from Ephedra sinica.