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What other names is Quebracho known by?

Aspidosperma quebracho-blanco, Quebracho Blanc, Quebracho Blanco, White Quebracho.

What is 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.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Asthma.
  • Lung disorders.
  • Cough.
  • High blood pressure.
  • Spasms.
  • Fluid retention.
  • Menstrual cramps.
  • Fever.
  • Increasing sex drive.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of quebracho 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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