Working with Peruvian Bark
Peruvian bark is the source of the alkaloid quinine, the drug that revolutionized the treatment of malaria . Vast quantities were harvested from South America and sold all over the world in the 18th, 19th, and early 20th centuries.
Peruvian bark is an extremely bitter herb which also benefits the appetite and the digestion. It is good for anemia, leg cramps, dysentery, and fevers. Peruvian bark has anti-inflammatory properties and is used for the pain of rheumatism.
Peruvian Bark has a taste of BITTER and a temperature of COLD.
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