- What other names is Quince known by?
- What is Quince?
- How does Quince work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Quince.
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.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Digestive disorders.
- 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.
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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.
Medications taken by mouth (Oral drugs)
Interaction Rating: Moderate Be cautious with this combination.
Talk with your health provider.
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.
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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