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Quince

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What other names is Quince known by?

Bedana, Cognassier, Coing, Coudonnier, Cydonia oblongata, Cydonia vulgaris, Marmelo, Membrillo, Pommier de Cydon, Pyrus cydonia, Quitte, Quittenbaum.

What is Quince?

Quince is a plant. The seed is used as medicine.

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.
  • Diarrhea.
  • Coughs.
  • 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.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of quince 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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