Cocillana

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What other names is Cocillana known by?

Grape Bark, Guapi, Guarea, Guarea guara, Guarea guidonia, Guarea rusbyi, Guarea spiciflora, Guarea trichilioides, Sycocarpus rusbyi, Trompillo, Upas.

What is Cocillana?

Cocillana is an herb. The bark is used to make medicine.

Cocillana is an ingredient in some cough syrups. Cocillana loosens phlegm so it can be coughed up.

Some people apply cocillana root bark directly to the skin for skin tumors.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Coughs.
  • Skin tumors, when applied to the skin.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of cocillana 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 Cocillana work?

There isn't enough information currently available to know how cocillana might work.

Are there safety concerns?

There isn't enough information to know if cocillana 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 cocillana during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Dosing considerations for Cocillana.

The appropriate dose of cocillana 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 cocillana. 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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