prickly ash

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Northern prickly ash

Herbal medicine
A deciduous shrub that contains alkaloids, coumarins, resins, tannins and volatile oil. Prickly ash bark and berries have a long tradition among herbalists; they are regarded as carminative, diuretic and vasodilatory, and have been used for toothaches, rheumatic pain, and may protect against cancer.

prickly ash,

n Latin names:
Zanthoxylum americanum, Zanthoxylum clavaherculis; part used: bark; uses: flatulence, fevers, circulatory conditions, antiinflammatory; precautions: pregnancy, lactation, children, ulcers (peptic and duodenal), gastrointestinal inflammation, anticoagulant medications. Also called
angelica tree, Hercules' club, northern prickly ash, southern prickly ash, suterberry, toothache tree, or
yellow wood.