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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
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Tender Moist Soil Full sun

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.

Ciliosemina pedunculata Ciliosemina


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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.

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 ].
Other Uses
None known
Cultivation details
Not known
Propagation
Seed
Other Names
Ciliosemina pedunculata
Found In
Found in South America. Northern Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela.
Weed Potential

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None Known
Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status : This taxon has not yet been assessed
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