Bahama Cascarilla, Carcanapire, Cascarille, Chacarilla, Clutia eluteria, Corteza Eluteriana, Croton eluteria, Quina Aromática, Sweet Bark, Sweet Wood Bark.
Cascarilla is a plant. In the past, cascarilla was added to tobacco before smoking because it has a pleasant odor when burned. Cascarilla also made the smoker feel light-headed and a bit intoxicated. The bark is used as medicine.
People take cascarilla for digestion problems, diarrhea, and vomiting.
How does it work?
There isn't enough information to know how cascarilla might work as a medicine.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Digestive disorders.
- 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 cascarilla 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 cascarilla. 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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