Also known as the toothache tree, prickly ash produces bark and berries that are beneficial to the blood and lymphatic circulation, the spleen, the stomach, and the kidneys. With stimulant, alternative, diaphoretic, carminative, antidiarrheal, antipyretic, emmenagogue, and rubefacient properties, prickly ash can be used to help support sluggish circulation, joint pain, and toothache and gum health. Prickly ash bark contains alkaloids, fagarine, coumarins, resin, tannin and volatile oil.
A stimulant of blood and lymphatic circulation, prickly ash can be used to help support joint pain complaints, lethargy and wounds that are slow to mend. In addition, it is also a blood purifier and useful for the potential to help support symptoms of symptoms of skin problems and accumulations in the joints.
Prickly ash is very warming to the stomach and is thus useful for weak digestion, colic and cramps.
Externally it can be applied as a poultice or fomentation to help dry and mend wounds. The powder of the bark can be chewed or brushed on the gums to help support toothache, and to help support pyorrhea receding gums.
A good combination for helping support joint pain is equal parts prickly ash bark, guiacum, sarsaparilla, black cohosh and sassafras. This is made into a tea using an ounce of the combination to a pint of water. Three cups are taken daily. Positive results are usually evident within the first two weeks; for longer-term results one may have to take it for two to three months or more.
For pyorrhea and receding gums make a tooth powder using varying amounts prickly ash bark, bayberry bark, finely powdered myrrh, cinnamon and echinacea root. Brush the teeth and gums twice daily with this.
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Take 1 capsule, 3 times daily, with meals.
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