If you look back on human history, you'll find some empires are founded on religious fanaticism, some on an abundance of natural resources, and some on an insatiable hunger for tea and spices. But there's one plant that was at the center of multiple empires all around the world. It's called the cinchona, and these days you're more likely to encounter it with gin and a wedge of lime.
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Written by Reuben Westmaas December 20, 2018
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