Useful to purify the body and improve digestion
Cinchona bark is renowned in the production of liquors for its tonic and eupeptic (aiding digestion) properties, in particular it has both aperitif and digestive effects. It owes its function mainly to alkaloids with a very bitter taste and boasting eupeptic properties.
Cinchona became known in Europe in 1739 when it was presented to the Academy of Sciences in Paris; it used to come from the Peruvian Andes and today its cultivation has spread to several African countries. The Jesuits were responsible for making it known, so much so that initially it was named "Jesuit powder", which was derived from tree bark and used since ancient times against malaria.
Plant belonging to the rubinacee family originally from the Peruvian Andes, Indonesia, Africa and India.
Used for the treatment of gastrointestinal disorders associated with digestive problems and loss of appetite.