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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.
How does it work?
There isn't enough information currently available to know how cocillana might work.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Skin tumors, when applied to the skin.
- 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 cocillana 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 cocillana. 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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