July 27, 2016

Winter's Bark

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What other names is Winter's Bark known by?

Arbre à Écorce de Winter, Canelo, Cannelle de Magellan, Drimys chilensis, Drymis de Winter, Drimys winteri, Écorce de Winter, Foye, Pepper Bark, Poivre Austral, Wintera, Wintera Aromatica, Winters Bark, Winters Cinnamon, Winter's Cinnamon.

What is Winter's Bark?

Winter's bark is the bark of a tree (Drimys winteri). The powdered bark is used to make medicine.

People take winter's bark for digestion problems including intestinal gas (flatulence), colic, and stomach ache.

Winter's bark is sometimes applied directly to the affected area for toothaches and skin irritation.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Intestinal gas (flatulence).
  • Colic.
  • Stomach ache.
  • Toothaches, when applied directly.
  • Skin irritation, when applied directly.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of winter's bark 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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