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Old 08-21-2006, 03:10 PM   #1
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Quinine

Isn't quinine supposed to be healthy for you in some way? I got some and it is so bitter.

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Old 08-21-2006, 03:20 PM   #2
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Very bitter.
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Old 08-21-2006, 03:25 PM   #3
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quinine is what give that bitter taste to tonic water.
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Old 08-21-2006, 03:25 PM   #4
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I've read it's good for achey muscles ... when I ran track in college, our coaches would tell us to drink tonic water with lemon at night and it helped our legs. Now, as an adult, when I feel cramped up during the month, if I drink tonic water(even diet), it helps more than ibuprofen or midol will.

I've never seen just straight quinine so am not sure what you could mix it with but maybe lemon juice and seltzer water?
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You won't get malaria, In the Kitchen.

Actually Mr HB was prescribed quinine for his leg cramps. He tried tonic water but it wasn't potent enough to solve his problem....maybe the gin and limes counteracted the good stuff in the tonic.
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Old 08-21-2006, 03:32 PM   #6
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I have never heard of quinine for cramps. You learn something new every day here

I usually take some form of potasium when I get leg craps. I will either reach of the tums or a banana, whichever is closer. My cramp is gone before I have finished swallowing

Wasn't quinine used to prevent scurvy at one time?
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Scurvy is vitamin C.

I think quinine was for malaria.
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I think that was limes...
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Thank you for responding. You people are much quicker than the pharmicist at Walgreens. I just knew you would know. Thanks again and it does sound like if you can drink it would be good for you. Just my curiousity that I wanted to taste it. I mixed w/club soda in order to try it.
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Scurvy is vitamin C.

I think quinine was for malaria.
Will it cure my dementia or my CRS?
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