- What other names is Ash known by?
- What is Ash?
- How does Ash work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for Ash.
Bird's Tongue, Common Ash, European Ash, Fraxinus americana, Fraxinus excelsior, Franc Frêne, Frêne, Frêne d'Amérique, Frêne Blanc, Frêne Blanc d'Amérique, Frêne Commun, Frêne Élevé, Frêne Franc, Fresno Americano, Fresno Blanco, Grand Frêne, Weeping Ash, White Ash.
People take ash for fever, arthritis, gout, constipation, fluid retention, and bladder problems. It is also used as a tonic.
Don't confuse ash with northern prickly ash or southern prickly ash.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Gout. Gout occurs when too much of a chemical called uric acid accumulates in the blood. Early research suggests that taking a combination product containing ash bark and Smilax glabra root (Rebixiao granules) by mouth reduces levels uric acid in the blood better than the drug diclofenac in people with gout.
- Bladder problems.
- Increasing urine production to relieve water retention (as a diuretic).
- Other conditions.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking ash if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
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).