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OUR PLANTS Quinquina

Strengthen weak, lifeless and thinning hair

Everything you need to know about quinine

Quinquina, a tree native to South America, was brought to Europe in the 17th century. Quinine is extracted from its bark and was traditionally used as a tonic and astringent.
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NAME  Quinquina

USED PART  Dried bark

BOTANICAL NAME  Cinchona pubescens vahl.

FORM  Ethanolic extract

INCI NAME Cinchona pubescens bark extract

ORIGIN   Ecuador

HARVEST July to October

SECTOR Conventional

FEATURES

What does it look like?

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Cinchona is found on the slopes of the Andes at an altitude of 1,500 to 3,000 metres. The trees are 15 to 20 metres high and produce white, pink or yellow flowers.
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The first step is identifying the Red Quinquina, by the shape of the leaves.
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The bark is harvested by hand using a machete. In dry conditions from July to November. To safeguard the species longevity and to avoid deforestation, only the bark is harvested and dried..
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At Klorane we only use bark that has never been harvested or has completely regenerated. After harvesting, the bark grows back in 2 to 3 years depending on the climatic conditions.

PROPERTIES OF OUR QUININE

Why is it so effective for your hair?

Red Quinquina was a traditional remedy used by the Incas to treat digestive problems and infections. Quinquina and especially Quinine were the main treatment for malaria for many years. It can be made into a bitter tonic that in low doses stimulates digestion.  

Quinine works from the scalp to boost the resistance of the hair strengthening from root to tip. Our quinine range has been dermatologically tested.

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A few words from our expert

Quinine works from the scalp to boost the resistance of the hair strengthening from root to tip.

Alexandre Panel
Alexandre PanelKlorane Botanist

AND FOR THE PLANET?

Our commitment

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Social Commitment

The Klorane Botanical Foundation set up a programme to help volunteer indigenous Kichwa families to grow useful and marketable plants to meet all their economic needs without damaging the ecosystem. Activities to raise awareness are also carried out in local schools to train future generations of farmers in more sustainable practices.
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Respect for the environment

We work with the local communities to ensure the preservation of the forest with a commitment from Klorane Botanical Foundation to set up 6 community nurseries with 15,000 trees comprising of 40 endangered species which will benefit 75 indigenous Kichwa families. These agroforests are both ecologically sustainable and economically profitable.

Training of local communities

In the field, Klorane trains communities to guide them towards more sustainable agriculture

Klorane is working with NGOs in Ecuador to encourage families to move away from the intensive cultivation of Quinquina and adopt more sustainable methods of cultivation. The aim of this commitment is twofold: to protect local biodiversity and to pass on good practices with a positive social and economic impact for the local community. These agroforests are both ecologically sustainable and economically profitable.

Successful results against deforestation

Concrete actions to fight deforestation in the Amazon

We work with the local communities to ensure the preservation of the forest with a commitment from Klorane Botanical Foundation to set up 6 community nurseries with 15,000 trees comprising of 40 endangered species which will benefit 75 indigenous Kichwa families. Activities to raise awareness are also carried out in local schools to train future generations of farmers in more sustainable practices. 

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Did you know?

" Louis Ferdinand Céline, doctor and author of "Voyage au bout de la nuit", whose real name was Louis Destouches, wrote a booklet on the benefits of quinine: Quinine in therapy. "

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