Zanthoxylum americanum


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Related to Zanthoxylum americanum: Northern prickly ash, suterberry

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.
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Some species reach their western limits in or near these sites, e.g., Arisaema triphyllum (jack-in-the-pulpit), Zanthoxylum americanum (prickly-ash), Erythronium albidum (prairie fawnlily), Viola pubescens (smooth yellow violet), and Parthenocissus quinquefolia (Virginia creeper).
Keywords: Zanthoxylum americanum; Antifungal activity; Furanocoumarins
or Zanthoxylum americanum) taken orally was recently found to reduce the size of hemorrhoids as well as relieve annoying symptoms.