Quinine questions and answers
Is quinine soluble in water, and why?
A: It is soluable. It turns water into tonic water. Soluability occurs when like meets like. In the case of water, a polar molecule, other polar molecules will dissolve. Polarity is the grouping of electrons around 'poles' of a molecule. In the case of water, the oxygen attracts the electrons while the hydrogen repells them.
Q: How to prune a 40 feet cinchona (quinine) tree?
My neighbors are afraid of the quinine tree i plated 30 years ago because it has grown more than 40 feet and if it falls, their houses may be detroyed. However, I want to preserve the tree as much as possible, but would also like to address their concern. I have read that a cinchona (quinine) tree was badly pruned and it died in a park in Hawaii. Please help.
A: Hey urdujas, That is a tall tree and you need to know how to deal with large trees before attempting anything!! Consider a professional arborist. You look at the tree, and see what parts are threats to your neighbor, and what parts would give the tree good balance (visually) if removed. The process you need to use is Thinning. Pick the most threatening branch and perform a prune cut. 3 cuts to avoid stripping the bark off the main branch - 1/3 through the bottom 12 inches or so back from the branch crotch, then out 4 to 6 inches more and cut through from the top, until the branch snaps and comes off. The last cut is just outside the collar where the stump of the branch joins the main branch. Do not harm the collar, but cut through as close as possible. This will eventually seal over the wound. No need for paint or tar, that can only trap moisture and promote disease. If the main trunk is the problem - this is a different name for the cut, but essentially, it is the same process. If for some reason you are doing this yourself - get lots of 5/8" rope, and tie the branches in a way that allows you to lower them from the tree slowly after being cut. The rope will support the branch after being cut, and be over a branch crotch higher in the tree, then down to the ground wrapped like a capstain around another immovable object. After the cut is made, the branch is held in the air by the rope, then slowly lowered. Be careful not to think you can support hundreds of pounds directly, use pullies or wrap the rope as said above. Best to get a pro!
Q: Which Tonic water has the highest percentage of quinine?
I noticed the grocery store tonic water doesn't say how much quinine is in it. I am still curious which one has the highest percentage if anyone knows. Also it has to be non diet. That's a good answer Mike, but what I really would like to know is which brand is the strongest one available at the grocery store.
A: The US Food and Drug Administration limits the quinine content in tonic water to 83 ppm (83 mg per liter if calculated by mass), which is one-half to one-quarter the concentration used in therapeutic tonic. Quinine is used to reduce the symptoms of malaria.
Q: How do people of the rainforest use Quinine?
Quinine comes from the rainforest i know but does anyone know how Quinine is used by the people of the rainforest?? Thanks!!
A: In Brazilian herbal medicine quinine bark is considered a tonic, a digestive stimulant, and fever-reducer. It is used for anemia, indigestion, gastrointestinal disorders, general fatigue, fevers, malaria and as an appetite stimulant. Other folk remedies in South America cite quinine bark as a natural remedy for cancer (breast, glands, liver, mesentery, spleen), amebic infections, heart problems, colds, diarrhea, dysentery, dyspepsia, fevers, flu, hangover, lumbago, malaria, neuralgia, pneumonia, sciatica, typhoid, and varicose veins.
Q: Why did the FDA ban the use of quinine pills to treat leg cramps?
and if they banned quinine pills, why didn'tt they take tonic water off the market as well?
A: THINK and COMPARE: Ninety-three quinine-related deaths and hundreds more serious quinine-related adverse medical events have been reported to the FDA since 1969. SINCE 1969? FDA, said that Vioxx (this is FDA approved) in 1999 through 2003, an estimated 27,785 heart attacks and sudden cardiac deaths have been reported. So, compare Quinine pills and FDA approved drugs. Why are they so willing to ban something natural and not something unnatural that is killing people by the thousands over something that "may" have been quinine related by less than 100?
Q: Is quinine in tonic water dangerous or bad for you?
I drink a little tonic water every now and I was wondering if that quinine stuff can really hurt you because I hear a lot of people with medical issue who have taken the pill form.
A: Theoretically, you can overdose on quinine, and it can have serious side effects, including pulmonary edema and heart problems. However tonic water has so little quinine,that you'd have to drink about 50-60 bottles in a single day to have any serious side effects. It is not stored in body, so you don't have to worry about accumulation over time. You only have to be careful if you have severe kidney problems or if you're pregnant.
Q: About Quinine and its effects on certain conditions?
My doctor prescribed quinine for night cramps from which I suffer regularley. What I want to know is, in what way does quinine stop/ease cramps. I know it is prescribed to prevent Malaria in some countries when you travel & wonder how that works also? I would prefer answers from actual knowledge or experience, not guesses. Yes Biff, I have many more medical problems then i mentioned here & drinking tonic water is not going to solve them! What I wanted to know is what the quinine actually does to ease the cramps.
A: Small qty as prescribed by Doctor is ok but not to be taken regularly as it is harmful for health
Q: Why does tonic water sometimes contain quinine?
Why do some tonic waters contain quinine? What IS quinine? Thanks!
A: When tonic water first came out, it was marketed as a tonic against malaria. The quinine in it has analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and fever reducing properties. Tonic water used to be essentially a bitter tasting carbonated water that was loaded with quinine. Nowadays however, the amounts of quinine are so minute that they are far from medicinal. They are just added for the bitter flavor.
Q: If one is allergic to iodine, would one also be allergic to quinine?
My aunt is allergic to iodine and shellfish. Her doctor has prescribed quinine sulfate for her leg pains. Is quinine similar to iodine and would she be allergic to the quinine also?
A: Hello =) No, they are not similar at all.... Quinine is a relatively complex compound.... Iodine is a chemical element, and is a common allergen. Iodine is a common nutrient found in seafood (because of the amount of iodine in ocean water).. Quinine is not found in ocean water. Namaste, and Happy New Year, --Tom
Q: Can pregnant woman drink tonic water that contains quinine?
I've hear that it is not good for pregnant women to drink liquids containing quinine. Any info would be much appreciated!
A: Pregnant women should steer clear of quinine-containing beverages! BfR believes labelling is needed The information “contains quinine” is stated on every tonic or bitter lemon beverage. But only few consumers will know why. Even if the enjoyment of quinine-containing beverages is not problematic for most of the population, the consumption of larger amounts can be harmful for some individuals. “Pregnant women, in particular, should refrain from consuming this substance for precautionary reasons”, says BfR President Professor Dr. Dr. Andreas Hensel. People who have been advised against quinine because of a specific clinical picture or an oversensitivity to cinchona alkaloids, should avoid quinine-containing beverages. In order to raise awareness amongst consumers about possible risks, BfR recommends that the previous labelling be extended to include specific information for pregnant women and other specific target groups.
Q: How long does quinine tincture or decoction stay potent?
I was wondering, after creating a decoction or tincture of cinchona bark so that it can contain quinine, how long does that mixture keep its effectiveness (potency)? Also, do you know how long the bark, or bark powder, retains its potency?
A: Three months.
Q: Is quinine safe and effective for muscle cramps?
There are conflicting reports on both the safety and effectiveness of daily doses of quinine to releive muscle cramps. What's the medical answer?
A: Quinine is used to prevent and treat malaria. Quinine is also used to treat nighttime leg muscle cramps. Quinine may cause side effects: * stomach pain * vomiting * stomach upset * dizziness * headache * sweating * restlessness * confusion * apprehension
Q: The functional groups and substituents in quinine?
The functional groups and substituents in quinine include: a. ) amide, ring, hydroxyl b. ) amine, ring, hydroxyl c. ) ether, methyl, alkyne d. ) amine, cyclohexyl, alkene I think it's either B or D.
A: I would say B, but none of these answers are good. Quinine also has an ether and a pyrimadine.
Q: where can you buy quinine capsules or tablets?
Where can you get quinine other than tonic water? I hate tonic water, but the capsules work for my leg cramps.
A: theyre actually in the process of banning them in the united states
Q: What is the cause of 'cramps in the body' & besides quinine (Dr's script required) can be ?
bought over the counter or any other remedies - Please in agony. I do not lack salt! Thank you. Rhianna & Dr. Frank. Thank you but no thanks. I will not give personal info. out.
A: Tonic water contains enough quinine to stop cramp - check the label to get the one with the most. but it defo works and is cheap!