Quince is a plant. The seed is used as medicine.
People take quince as a powder, extract, or tea for digestive disorders including stomach and intestinal pain (gastrointestinal inflammation), as well as diarrhea. Quince is also used for cough.
Some people apply quince directly as a compress or poultice for injuries, swollen and painful joints, nipple soreness, and gashed or deeply cut fingers. A lotion is used to soothe the eyes.
In foods, quince fruit is used to make jam, jelly, marmalade, and pudding. It is also used to make juice and wine.
How it works
There isn't enough information to know how quince might work.
Not ProvenDigestive disordersDiarrheaCoughsStomach and intestinal swelling (inflammation)Skin injuries, when applied to the skinSwollen and painful joints, when applied to the skinEye discomfort, when applied as a lotionOther conditions
There isn't enough information to know if quince is safe for medicinal use. The seeds contain cyanide, which suggests that quince seeds might not be safe.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of quince duringpregnancyandbreast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.Are there any interactions with medications?
ModerateMedications taken by mouth (Oral drugs)
Quince contains a type of soft fiber called mucilage. Mucilage can decrease how much medicine the body absorbs. Taking quince at the same time you take medications by mouth can decrease the effectiveness of your medication. To prevent this interaction take quince at least one hour after medications you take by mouth.