"There anything about quinine that makes it worth drinking in the form of tonic water, I know some older people who are convinced that it helps with neurological issues does it have side effects? Or is it fairly benign, even if it's ingested daily quinine is a bitter chemical that's extracted from the bark of the sink Kona tree. It's used in tonic water to impart that characteristic bitter flavor. In fact, I've made my own tonic water using Kona bark that I bought online. My recipe involved boiling this in Kona bark with some other spices like coriander and juniper berries, and then combining that extraction with citrus. Juice grated. Citrus peels and sugar and straining the whole concoction to produce syrup and then to use it. I would add a tablespoon or two of this syrup to a glass and fill it with plain soda water. Jin totally optional now making your own tonic water is fun, especially if you like those sort of do it yourself projects that require a bunch of SO, Tarik ingredients or equip. -ment take a lot of time. Make a big mess, and ultimately produce something that you could have bought at the store for a buck. Of course, my tonic water tasted nothing like store-bought tonic water, some of my friends thought that was a plus others. Frankly, preferred the store bought version the other interesting thing about homemade tonic water is that it's not clear like store bought tonic water, but we're the color of weak tea, but back to his question. What are the medicinal uses of quinine in addition to being used as a flavoring agent quinine from Cinco? Bark can also be used as an effective treatment for malaria Kuala win is a prescription anti malarial medication that contains quinine sulfate from Kona bark, however is more effective drugs. Have been developed quinine is no longer the first line treatment for malaria. It's basically used only in cases where no other drugs are available or in areas that have developed strains of malaria that are resistant to the first line drugs. And it's. Also, sometimes used to treat malaria in pregnant women sin. Kona bark contains another closely related compound called Quinn Adine. It has some of the same medicinal benefits is quinine such as fighting malaria. However, it tends to have more serious side effects. So it's not widely used there is some ongoing research involving Quinn Adine to treat certain rare neurological conditions, but the toxins remains a real issue. Quinine also has gained a reputation as a treatment for restless leg syndrome and nighttime leg cramps and many physicians have prescribed Kuala Quin, which is really for malaria to patients who suffer from leg cramps. However, the FDA has issued a warning against this off label use of quinine containing medications."
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