Prickly Ash Herbal Remedies
Prickly ash stimulates the circulatory system and acts as a diaphoretic. It is used both internally and externally (the tincture applied or rubbed onto the spot) for toothache and rheumatism. Some herbalists recommend prickly ash for lack of appetite or dizziness. In Chinese medicine, prickly ash fruits are recommended for removing pain in the digestive tract associated with internal coldness and parasites. Prickly Ash has a taste of SPICY and a temperature of WARM.
Prickly Ash Proper Dose
|Prickly Ash Decoction||1 cup 2-3 x daily|
|Prickly Ash Tincture||1-3 droppersful 2-3 x daily|
Prickly Ash Reference Information
|Latin Name||Zanthoxylum americanum|
|Other Names||Toothache Tree|
|Herb Forms||Tincture, bulk herb, powder.|
|Affects||Blood, Digestive system|
|Cautions||Contraindicated during pregnancy. Do not use when there are internal heat signs associated with adrenal weakness and fatigue.|
|Botanical Info||A shrub or tree from the Citrus family with prickly branches and yellowish-green small flowers.|
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