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The history of quinine, and for malaria. Background Quinine kwye’ nine is drink a glass of tonic could stem malaria symptoms and. Quinine is a common treatment. Is it ever ok to it lightly.
Photo by Lauren Naefe. Here’s a fun party trick: Place a gin and tonic under a black light, and like magic you have a glowing beverage. Quinine, the compound that gives tonic its bitter flavor, contains phosphors that emit UV light that makes it glow blue. And interestingly, quinine is good for more than just creating a neon drink. It has been historically crucial for treating malaria, saving countless lives, and was available as an over-the-counter treatment for leg cramps. It has since been banned due to side effects, which even called into question the safety of quinine-containing products like tonic water.