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Cinchona bark specimens from the Economic Botany Collection, RBG Kew. Cinchona bark and its derived quinine alkaloids were the most effective treatment for malaria from the 17th century to the 1940s. As a medicinal herb, cinchona bark is also known as Jesuit's bark or Peruvian bark

Copyright © RBG Kew

Media ID 11687677

Date: 13th July 2005

Position: Photographer

Sub Location: Kew Gardens

City: Richmond

County: Surrey

Author: Andrew McRobb

Filename: EBC_52683_52938_52925_050713AM001.jpg

Image Size: 3024 x 2016 Pixels

Filesize is 4.12MB

Keywords:  alkaloids  bark  cinchona  economic botany  jesuits bark  medicinal  medicine  peruvian bark  quinine  rbg kew  rubiaceae  specimen