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Cade is a plant. The leaf, stem, and oil from the wood are used for medicine.
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.
How does it 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.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
TAKEN BY MOUTH:
- Peptic ulcer disease (PUD).
- High blood pressure.
- Other conditions.
- Skin infections caused by parasites.
- Scalp conditions.
- Hair loss.
- Other conditions.
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).
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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