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QUINCE

Other Names:

Bedana, Cognassier, Coing, Coudonnier, Cydonia oblongata, Cydonia vulgaris, Marmelo, Membrillo, Pommier de Cydon, Pyrus cydonia, Quitte, Quittenbaum.

QUINCE Overview
QUINCE Uses
QUINCE Side Effects
QUINCE Interactions
QUINCE Dosing
QUINCE Overview Information

Quince is a plant. The seed is used as medicine.

People take quince as a powder, extract, or tea for digestive disorders including stomach and intestinal pain (gastrointestinal inflammation), as well as diarrhea. Quince is also used for cough.

Some people apply quince directly as a compress or poultice for injuries, swollen and painful joints, nipple soreness, and gashed or deeply cut fingers. A lotion is used to soothe the eyes.

In foods, quince fruit is used to make jam, jelly, marmalade, and pudding. It is also used to make juice and wine.

How does it work?

There isn’t enough information to know how quince might work.

QUINCE Uses & Effectiveness What is this?

Insufficient Evidence for:

  • Digestive disorders.
  • Diarrhea.
  • Coughs.
  • Stomach and intestinal swelling (inflammation).
  • Skin injuries, when applied to the skin.
  • Swollen and painful joints, when applied to the skin.
  • Eye discomfort, when applied as a lotion.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of quince for these uses.


QUINCE Side Effects & Safety

There isn’t enough information to know if quince is safe for medicinal use. The seeds contain cyanide, which suggests that quince seeds might not be safe.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of quince during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

QUINCE Interactions What is this?

Major Interaction Do not take this combination

  • Medications taken by mouth (Oral drugs) interacts with QUINCE

    Quince contains a type of soft fiber called mucilage. Mucilage can decrease how much medicine the body absorbs. Taking quince at the same time you take medications by mouth can decrease the effectiveness of your medication. To prevent this interaction take quince at least one hour after medications you take by mouth.


QUINCE Dosing

The appropriate dose of quince depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for quince. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.

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