Overview

Chinese prickly ash is a plant. The bark, leaves, and berry are used to make medicine. Be careful not to confuse Chinese prickly ash with ash, or northern or southern prickly ash.

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 ?

There isn't enough reliable information to know how Chinese prickly ash might work.

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