MOUNTAIN ASH

OTHER NAME(S):

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.<br/><br/>

Overview

Overview Information

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.

How does it work?

Mountain ash berries contain many chemicals, including vitamin C. There isn't enough information to know how it might work for the conditions for which people use it.

Uses

Uses & Effectiveness?

Insufficient Evidence for

More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of mountain ash for these uses.

Side Effects

Side Effects & Safety

Fresh mountain ash berries are UNSAFE. Large amounts can cause stomach irritation and pain, vomiting, queasiness, diarrhea, kidney damage, and other side effects.

There isn't enough information to know if the dried or cooked berries are safe.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It’s UNSAFE to use large amounts of fresh mountain ash berries. Not enough is known about the safety of dried or cooked berries. Stay on the safe side and avoid using any mountain ash product until more is known.

Interactions

Interactions?

We currently have no information for MOUNTAIN ASH Interactions.

Dosing

Dosing

The appropriate dose of mountain ash depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for mountain ash. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.

View References

REFERENCES:

  • Blumenthal M, ed. The Complete German Commission E Monographs: Therapeutic Guide to Herbal Medicines. Trans. S. Klein. Boston, MA: American Botanical Council, 1998.
  • Gruenwald J, Brendler T, Jaenicke C. PDR for Herbal Medicines. 1st ed. Montvale, NJ: Medical Economics Company, Inc., 1998.

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