Prickly Ash Zanthoxylum spp

  • Common Names
  • Prickly Ash , Szechuan pepper, chuan jiao, Tooth Ache Tree, yellow wood
  • Botanical Name
  • Zanthoxylum spp
  • Syn. Clava-herculis and americanum
  • Family

Medicinal Uses & Benefits of Prickly Ash

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How to Use: Prickly Ash

Prickly ash bark relieves chronic pain, and is most often used as a poultice applied to the skin over the area of pain. This more effective than a prickly ash tincture or tea taken by mouth. Traditional herbal medicine also uses prickly ash to kill parasites and to alleviate abdominal pain, particularly when the source of the pain is a parasitic infection.

Preparation Methods & Dosage :Prickly ash bark is used in teas, or tinctures. The powdered bark is used in poultices for abdominal pain.

Traditional Chinese Medicine traditional Chinese medicine Traditional Chinese Medicine uses prickly ash to warm the "middle burner," the energies in the middle of the body that power the immune response and help digest food.

Prickly Ash Side Effects: Use with caution during pregnancy. Prickly ash can stop lactation, and should be avoided by mothers wishing to continue nursing.

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