quince (Cydonia oblonga)

« This truly ancient fruit has an aroma that will wake your senses before enjoying the explosion of taste and vitamins in your mouth »

Common name(s): quince


Family: Rosaceae


Origin: .Middle East, Europe, western Asia


Parts used: leaves, flower, fruit


Constituents: vitamins (A, B, B1, B2, B3, C), phenolics, steroids, flavonoids, terpenoids, tannins, sugars, organic acids (caffeoylquinic, citric, malic, fumaric, quinic), glycosides, rutin, kaempferol, quercetin


Therapeutic actions: antioxidant, antifungal, hypoglycemic, antidepressant, antidiarrheal, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, diuretic, hepatoprotective, cardioprotective, hypolipidemic, astringent, antiseptic


Organs or systems affected: heart, central nervous system, gastrointestinal system, liver, skin, respiratory system

Main medicinal uses:

  • has a cicatrising effects on wounded skin
  • treats diarrhea
  • helps reduce effects of colds such as coughs or sore throat
  • fights against intestinal colid and constipation
  • protects the liver and the heart

Counterindications: Generally considered safe to consume in normal daily amounts in food or herbal teas. Avoid consuming during pregnancy.


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