July 28, 2016

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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