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Mountain Ash

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What other names is Mountain Ash known by?

Arbre aux Grives, Corbier d'Europe, Eberesche, Ebereschenbeeren, European Mountain-Ash, Pyrus aucuparia, Quickbeam, Rowan Tree, Serbal de los Cazadores, Sorb Apple, Sorbi Acupariae Fructus, Sorbier d'Europe, Sorbier des Oiseaux, Sorbier des Oiseleurs, Sorbier des Oiseliers, Sorbier Sauvage, Sorbus aucuparia, Witchen.

What is Mountain Ash?

Mountain ash is a plant. People use the berries to make medicine. The berries may be used fresh, dried, or cooked and then dried.

People take mountain ash for treating kidney disease, diabetes, arthritis, low levels of vitamin C (vitamin C deficiency), diarrhea, and menstrual problems. They also take it for reducing swelling (inflammation) of tissues that line the nose, throat, mouth (mucous membranes) and swelling in other parts of the body. Some people take mountain ash for treating lung conditions, especially conditions that cause a fever.

Other uses include correcting the way the body processes uric acid, "purifying the blood," and increasing metabolism.

In manufacturing, mountain ash is used as an ingredient in marmalade, stewed fruit, juice, liqueur, vinegar, and in tea mixtures.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Kidney diseases.
  • Diabetes.
  • Arthritis.
  • Swelling (inflammation).
  • Low levels of vitamin C (vitamin C deficiency).
  • "Purifying the blood."
  • Menstrual problems.
  • Diarrhea.
  • Lung conditions.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of mountain ash for these uses.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).

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