Quillaia is used for the common cold, cough, bronchitis, high cholesterol, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses. Using quillaia can also be unsafe when ingested in large amounts.
In foods, quillaia is used in frozen dairy desserts, candy, baked goods, gelatins, and puddings. It is also used in beverages and cocktails and as a foaming agent in root beer.
In manufacturing, quillaia extracts are used in skin creams. Quillaia is also used as a foaming agent in fire extinguishers.
In South America, quillaia bark is used to wash clothes.
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