Love, happiness, luck, and protection from evil.
Carry quince seeds in a red flannel bag to protect against physical attacks and harm.
Use quince seeds in charms and spells pertaining to love, protection, and happiness.
The stem bark is astringent, it is used in the treatment of ulcers. The seed is a mild but reliable laxative, astringent and anti-inflammatory.
When soaked in water, the seed swells up to form a mucilaginous mass. This has a soothing and demulcent action when taken internally and is used in the treatment of respiratory diseases, especially in children.
This mucilage is also applied externally to minor burns etc.
The fruit is antivinous, astringent, cardiac, carminative, digestive, diuretic, emollient, expectorant, pectoral, peptic, refrigerant, restorative, stimulant and tonic.
The unripe fruit is very astringent, a syrup made from it is used in the treatment of diarrhoea and is particularly safe for children.
The fruit, and its juice, can be used as a mouthwash or gargle to treat mouth ulcers, gum problems and sore throats.
The leaves contain tannin and pectin. Tannin can be used as an astringent whilst pectin has a beneficial effect on the circulatory system and helps to reduce blood pressure.