Overview

Southern prickly ash is a plant. The bark and berry are used to make medicine.

Southern prickly ash is used for menstrual cramps, blood circulation problems in the legs (intermittent claudication) and in the fingers (Raynaud's syndrome), ongoing joint pain, toothache, sores, and ulcers.

It is also used to “break a fever” by causing sweating. Some people use it as a tonic or stimulant.

Southern prickly ash is one of the ingredients in “Hoxsey cure” for cancer.

How does it work ?

The chemicals in southern prickly ash are thought to cause sleepiness, decrease swelling, kill bacteria, inhibit liver enzymes, and increase saliva production.

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