Just the Tonic is an accessible yet informative history of tonic water: its connections to the major disease malaria, the cure discovered in the bitter bark of the cinchona tree and its constituent alkaloid quinine.
It is a history deeply intertwined with botanical exploration and empire in the Victorian era, and the role of botanical gardens such as Kew.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 112 pages, 150 Illustrations, color
- Publisher: Royal Botanic Gardens
- Publication Date: 01/10/2019
- Category: Food & society
- ISBN: 9781842466896