Cade

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What other names is Cade known by?

Alquitran de Enebro, Cade Essential Oil, Cade Leaf, Cade Oil, Cade Stem, Cade Wood, Cade Wood Essential Oil, Cade Wood Oil, Feuille de Cade, Genévrier Cade, Genévrier Oxycèdre, Goudron de Cade, Huile de Cade, Huile Essentielle de Cade, Juniper Tar, Juniper Tar Oil, Juniperus oxycedrus, Kadeol, Oil of Cade, Oil of Juniper Tar, Oleum Cadinum, Oleum Juniperi Empyreumaticum, Oxycèdre, Pix Cadi, Pix Juniper, Pix Oxycedri, Pyroleum Juniperi, Pyroleum Oxycedri, Wacholderteer.

What is Cade?

Cade is a plant. The leaf, stem, and oil from the wood are used for medicine.

Cade is used for diarrhea, peptic ulcer disease (PUD), diabetes, high blood pressure, bronchitis, pneumonia, and itching.

Cade oil is applied to the skin for itching; psoriasis; eczema; seborrhea; and skin conditions caused by parasites, hair loss, scalp conditions, and cancers. It is also used as a germ-killer in wound dressings.

In manufacturing, cade oil is an ingredient in skin creams and ointments, and in anti-dandruff shampoos.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...



TAKEN BY MOUTH:

APPLIED TO THE SKIN:

More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of cade for these uses.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).

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How does Cade work?

Cade extracts can kill bacteria in a test tube. In experimental animals, cade also seems to relieve pain and decrease swelling (inflammation). There isn't enough information to know if cade has these effects in people.

Are there safety concerns?

There isn't enough information to know if taking cade is safe or what the possible side effects might be.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

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

Cypress allergy: Pollen from cade can cause allergic reactions in people with cypress allergies.

Dosing considerations for Cade.

The appropriate dose of cade 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 cade. 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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Reviewed on 3/29/2011 12:35:40 PM

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