The quina mineira, scientific name Remijia ferruginea , is a tree that, as its name already indicates, inhabits part of the state of Minas Gerais, in addition to growing in the backlands region of Goiás.

The plant with a soft and yellowish bark has oval and hard leaves, being also known as quina-do-campo, quina-do-mato, remija and quina-do-pará. As well as several plants present in nature, the mineira quinine is also able to offer benefits to our organism.

Properties and benefits

There are certain medicinal properties in the bark of the mineira quinine that are useful in the treatment of health problems such as fevers and anemia.

The plant can also be an aperitif tonic, being indicated for people who are struggling to eat. Quinine from Minas Gerais can help increase appetite and fight opportunistic infectious agents. The plant also has anti-inflammatory properties and can be used in cases of inappetence, dyspepsia and weakness.

Corn tea: how to prepare?

The used part of the Minas quinine is its bark, since in this region are found the nutrients capable of providing benefits to the human body. To prepare the infusion with the plant, just put three grams of bark in a single cup of boiling water. Then cap the container and wait for up to minutes.

After this period of time, strain the drink and consume it at once. Do not add sugar or other sweeteners to the drink, otherwise the beneficial effects may be reduced.


No contraindications were found for the use of quinine from Minas, however, it is necessary to remember that medicinal plants can also cause a series of adverse effects. Therefore, always look for a specialist before starting any type of treatment, including natural ones. Remember that only a doctor will be able to evaluate each case in detail.