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 30 meters in Height with a pale yellowish-brown to grey brak. The leaves are oblong, shiny green and hairless. The Quinine tree is often mistaken for a Mango Tree. This mistaken identity is due to a similar leave formation between the Mango Tree and the Quinine Tree. This Tree is an evergreen tree and indigenous to Southern Africa and South Africa.

The Active Medicinal ingredient: Indole Alkaloids, ajmalicine.

Medical Use: The bark is in use to Treat Malaria, insomnia and Fevers.
The milk of the tree is to treat skin rash.

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