from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A euphorbiaceous West Indian shrub (Croton Eleutheria); also, its aromatic bark.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The aromatic bitter bark of Croton Eluteria, a West Indian shrub or small tree of the natural order Euphorbiaceæ, and a native of the Bahama islands.
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- n. West Indian shrub with aromatic bark
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Cascarilla which is shipped in Arica; hence this alkaloid is also called _Aricin_.] [Footnote 81: The Indian name for this animal is _Chaque chinca_.
The Quinah or Cascarilla, was incorporated into the European pharmacopoeia at the beginning of the 17th Century, creating a real revolution, since it was found to be the first medicine of plant origin, having real curative effects against tercianas, malaria or paludism.
La Condomine, and the botanist Jussieau, wrote the first scientific memoirs on Cascarilla, or Quinah de Loja, which later on were used by Linnaeus to establish the genus
Three medicinal plants had a peculiar importance in medical matters in ancient Ecuador, and they were soon incorporated into the European pharmacopoeia: the Zarzaparrilla (Smilax zarzaparilla L.); the Palo Santo or Guayaco (Guayacum officinalis) and the Cascarilla or Quinah
Tres plantas medicinales tuvieron una importancia singular en la materia mdica del antiguo Ecuador, y pronto fueron incorporadas a la farmacopea europea: la Zarzaparrilla (Smilax zarzaparrilla L.), el Palo Santo o Guayaco (Guayacum officinalis) y la Cascarilla o Quina (Cinchona sp.).
La Quina o Cascarilla, fue incorporada a la farmacopea europea a comienzos del siglo XVII, provocando una autentica revolucin, ya que se encontr que era el primer medicamento de origen vegetal que realmente tena efectos curativos contra las tercianas, malaria o paludismo.
La Condamine y el botnico Jussieau, escribieron las primeras memorias cientficas sobre la Cascarilla o Quina de Lajo, que posteriormente sirvieron a Linneo para establecer el genero
Cascarilla_, and other species is aromatic, and acts as a tonic and stimulant.
The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom Considered in Their Various Uses to Man and in Their Relation to the Arts and Manufactures; Forming a Practical Treatise & Handbook of Reference for the Colonist, Manufacturer, Merchant, and Consumer, on the Cultivation, Preparation for Shipment, and Commercial Value, &c. of the Various Substances Obtained From Trees and Plants, Entering into the Husbandry of Tropical and Sub-tropical Regions, &c.
Cascarilla bark is a favorite with some smokers; it is a simple aromatic and tonic, but, when smoked, is said sometimes to occasion vertigo and intoxication.
Cascarilla bark, and a dye, are obtained from the genus Croton.
Resources of the Southern Fields and Forests, Medical, Economical, and Agricultural. Being also a Medical Botany of the Confederate States; with Practical Information on the Useful Properties of the Trees, Plants, and Shrubs