Kuinina is the most popular, antipyretic compound which is often used to treat malaria. Kina bark is used to stimulate lymph and gastric secretion of saliva.Kina species there are 38 species. But that is cultivated in plantations and Cinchona officinalis Cinchona pubescens. Used of Cinchona officinalis stem just below it. This species is known in the trade Kina.
UsefulnessMalaria can be cured with Kina. Kina bark contains Kuinina, where Kuinina effectively to prevent and control the symptoms
of malaria. Also used to treat bloating, help discharge, increased appetite, indigestion, and other stomach problems. In lotion, Kina is also used to relieve eye pain, as astringent, to kill germs. In Skin, Kina extract used to stimulate hair growth and treat varicose veins.
Side effectsIn large quantities, Kina can be dangerous and deadly. Kina overdose symptoms are:
- Ear noises (ringing)
- Causing Headaches
- Nausea in the stomach
- Vision can be disrupted
WarningKina should not be used during pregnancy. Doctors advise to use Kina avoided during breastfeeding.
Surgery: Kina may trigger delayed blood clotting, thus increasing the risk of bleeding. Advised to stop using quinine 2 weeks before surgery.
Herbal products is not necessarily always safe. So it is advisable to follow the exact instructions on the product label, ask your doctor, pharmacist health care professional before use it.