People take mountain ash for diabetes, diarrhea, gout, heart disease, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific research to support any of these uses. Eating large amounts of fresh mountain ash berries can also be unsafe.
In manufacturing, mountain ash is used as an ingredient in marmalade, stewed fruit, juice, liqueur, vinegar, and in tea mixtures.
Uses & Effectiveness
Insufficient Evidence for
- Hardening of the arteries.
- Heart disease.
- Long-term kidney disease (chronic kidney disease or CKD).
- Menstrual cramps (dysmenorrhea)
- Premenstrual syndrome (PMS).
- Swelling (inflammation) and sores inside the mouth (oral mucositis).
- Vitamin C deficiency.
- Other conditions.
Special Precautions and Warnings
Kidney disease: There is a chemical in mountain ash berries that might harm the kidneys. If you have kidney disease, don't risk making it worse by taking mountain ash berries.
Medications that can harm the kidneys (Nephrotoxic drugs) interacts with MOUNTAIN ASH
Eating a lot of mountain ash berries might harm the kidneys in some people. Some medications can also harm the kidneys. Taking mountain ash berries with medications that can harm the kidneys might increase the chance of kidney damage.
Some of these medications that can harm the kidneys include cyclosporine (Neoral, Sandimmune); aminoglycosides including amikacin (Amikin), gentamicin (Garamycin, Gentak, others), and tobramycin (Nebcin, others); nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) including ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, Nuprin, others), indomethacin (Indocin), naproxen (Aleve, Anaprox, Naprelan, Naprosyn), piroxicam (Feldene); and numerous others.
Be cautious with this combination
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