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Cinchona bark

EllenSS May 25, 2013 11:19 AM

Does anyone know where to by cinchona bark in Portland?

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    EllenSS May 26, 2013 08:27 AM

    Actually the NYT not the Nyer. Health Village has better prices than Penn Herb, but I'll keep the latter for future reference. I was hoping to be able to buy some close by and not pay for shipping. Thanks!

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      SWISSAIRE May 26, 2013 11:16 AM


      If you find a good local source in Portland, let us know.

      Penn posting charges are minimal.

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        EllenSS May 26, 2013 03:12 PM

        Their posting charges may be minimal, but their bark prices are twice as much as Healthy Villages. I'll keep looking...

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          SWISSAIRE May 26, 2013 04:11 PM


          The reason I suggest Penn is consistent good quality.

          I make my own Tonic syrup, and tea from the bark. I've purchased some bark at other suppliers, especially powder that was significantly less than 100 %.

          One health store did not know they carried the product when I found it on the shelf, or even how long they had it in stock. Despite it's origin in the Highlands of Peru, it is now grown in Africa ( DRC ), Indonesia, or South America ( Brasil, Bolivia, Peru ).

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            EllenSS May 26, 2013 04:20 PM

            Maybe we should see about growing some in a greenhouse here!

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              SWISSAIRE May 26, 2013 09:31 PM

              Sure. You could start a tree farm !

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                DanielLP May 26, 2013 10:46 PM


    2. SWISSAIRE May 26, 2013 12:57 AM

      Not Portland alas, but a good source of chipped, or cut Cinchona bark ( Cinchona Succirubra ) in North America:

      www.PennHerb.com Philadelphia PA (215) 637-herb

      If you are making a custom Tonic syrup using your own recipe, you can use either the powder or bark chips. I prefer the chips ( less mess ).

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        DanielLP May 26, 2013 12:44 AM

        You read the NYer as well... ;-D

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