Our Quinine Tree

Our Quinine Tree

Our Quinine Tree

Our Quinine Tree

By vic | 25/05/2018 | Plants, Trees

We love our trees, and our Quinine Tree is one of our favourites. The reason for our Quinine Trees is because of its variety of medicinal uses and its natural beauty.

Check it out on the lawn right in front of the bar the next time you visit The Growcery.

Quinine Tree

The (Rauvolfia Caffra) varies from 5 to 20 meters in Height with a pale yellowish-brown to grey brak. The leaves are oblong, shiny green and hairless.

The Active Medicinal ingredient: Indole Alkaloids, ajmalicine

Medical Use: The bark is in use to Treat Malaria, insomnia and Fevers. The tree milk can also be used to treat skin rash.

  • Quinine Tree (English)
  • Kinaboom (Afrikaans)
  • Umhlambamase (Xhosa)
  • Umhlambamanzi (Zulu