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Ciliosemina pedunculata - (H.Karst.) Antonelli

Common Name Ciliosemina
Family Rubiaceae
USDA hardiness 10-12
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Not known
Range S. America - northern Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela.
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Weed Potential No
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Care
Tender Moist Soil Full sun
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Summary

Found in South America, Ciliosemina pedunculata is a small tree about 4.5 m tall. The bark is a source of quinine, a medication used for malaria. It also lowers fevers, relaxes spasms, slows the heart, and relieves sore throat.


Physical Characteristics

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Ciliosemina pedunculata is an evergreen Shrub growing to 3 m (9ft) by 3 m (9ft).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 10.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

Cinchona pedunculata H.Karst. Ladenbergia pedunculata (H.Karst.) K.Schum. Remijia pedunculata (H.Kar

Habitats

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal Uses

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The bark is a source of quinine[ 46 ]. Quinine contains the alkaloids quinine and quinidine. It is a very effective treatment for fevers, and especially as a treatment and preventative of malaria. The bark is a bitter, astringent herb that lowers fevers, relaxes spasms, is antimalarial (the alkaloid quinine) and slows the heart (the alkaloid quinidine)[ 238 ]. The bark is made into various preparations, such as tablets, liquid extracts, tinctures and powders[ 238 ]. It is used internally in the treatment of malaria, neuralgia, muscle cramps and cardiac fibrillation[ 238 ]. It is an ingredient in various proprietary cold and influenza remedies[ 238 ]. It is also used as a gargle to treat sore throats[ 238 ].

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Other Uses

None known

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Ciliosemina pedunculata

Found In

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Found in South America. Northern Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela.

Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status : This taxon has not yet been assessed

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