We love our trees, and our Quinine Tree is one of our favourites. The reason we love our Quinine Trees is that of its variety of medicinal uses and its natural beauty.
Have a look at our beautiful Quinine Tree out on the lawn right in front of the bar the next time you visit The Growcery.
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 ingredients are the following: Indole Alkaloids, ajmalicine.
Medical Use: The bark is in use to Treat Malaria, insomnia and Fevers.
The milk of the tree is used to treat skin rash.