Aspidosperma quebracho-blanco, Quebracho Blanc, Quebracho Blanco, White Quebracho.
Quebracho is a plant. The bark is used as medicine.
Be careful not to confuse quebracho blanco (white quebracho) with quebracho colorado (red quebracho). Both are known as quebracho, but they contain different chemicals. This information pertains to white quebracho.
People take quebracho for asthma and conditions of the lower respiratory tract. They also take it to loosen chest congestion and as a respiratory tract stimulant.
Sometimes quebracho is used to treat high blood pressure, spasms, fluid retention, fever, and pain. It is also used to increase sex drive.
In foods and beverages, quebracho is used as a flavoring.
How does it work?
There isn’t enough information to know how quebracho might work.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Lung disorders.
- High blood pressure.
- Fluid retention.
- Menstrual cramps.
- Increasing sex drive.
- 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 quebracho 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 quebracho. 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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