People take Chinese prickly ash to treat pain, nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
In foods, Chinese prickly ash is used as a spice.
How does it work ?
Uses & Effectiveness
Insufficient Evidence for
- Aging skin. Early research suggests that using Chinese prickly ash fruit extract 2% cream once a day for 30 days can improve the appearance of wrinkles around the eyes (crow's feet).
- High blood pressure.
- Nausea and vomiting.
- Parasite infections.
- Stomach pain.
- Water retention.
- Other uses.
Special Precautions and Warnings
When applied to the skin: It is POSSIBLY SAFE to apply small amounts of Chinese prickly ash fruit extract 2% cream to the skin around the eyes for up to 30 days. Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if Chinese prickly ash is safe to use when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Surgery: Chinese prickly ash might slow blood clotting. There is some concern that it might increase the risk of bleeding during and after surgery. Stop using Chinese prickly ash at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.
Medications that slow blood clotting (Anticoagulant / Antiplatelet drugs) interacts with CHINESE PRICKLY ASH
Chinese prickly ash might slow blood clotting. Taking Chinese prickly ash along with medications that also slow clotting might increase the chances of bruising and bleeding.
Some medications that slow blood clotting include aspirin, clopidogrel (Plavix), diclofenac (Voltaren, Cataflam, others), ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, others), naproxen (Anaprox, Naprosyn, others), dalteparin (Fragmin), enoxaparin (Lovenox), heparin, warfarin (Coumadin), and others.
Be cautious with this combination
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