Herb of the Day: Prickly Ash


Prickly Ash (Xanthoxylum fraxineum)
Parts used: Bark

Prickly ash

Prickly ash acts as a stimulant on the body, aiding circulation and is also considered a blood purifier. It has been prescribed in cases such as aiding circulation with cold extremities and joints, arthritis & rheumatism and can even help with wounds that take a long time to heal.
As a poultice, prickly ash can be applied externally to aid with drying up and healing wounds. Like cloves, the bark can be chewed to help relieve toothache. Prickly ash can also help to produce more saliva and help to moisten the tongue. It has even been used in cases of tongue & mouth paralysis.

Aids with:
Arthritis, Asthma, Blood purifier, Cholera, Circulation, Colic, Cramps, Digestion, Diarrhea, Dropsy, Female problems, Fever, Gas, Lethargy, Liver problems, Mouth sores, Paralysis, Raynaud’s disease Rheumatism, Scrofula, Skin disease, Syphilis, Ulcers, Wounds

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