Northern prickly ash contains chemicals that might have antifungal effects.
People use northern prickly ash for infections, sore throat, toothaches, wounds, and other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
Don't confuse northern prickly ash with ash, Chinese prickly ash, or Hercules club. These are not the same.
Uses & Effectiveness
We currently have no information for NORTHERN PRICKLY ASH overview.
Special Precautions and Warnings
Pregnancy: Northern prickly ash bark is possibly unsafe when taken by mouth during pregnancy. There isn't enough reliable information to know if northern prickly ash berry or root is safe. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if northern prickly ash is safe to use when breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Stomach or intestinal problems: Northern prickly ash might increase stomach acid. This can make stomach and intestinal problems worse. Don't use northern prickly ash if you have an ulcer or other gastrointestinal condition.
Antacids interacts with NORTHERN PRICKLY ASH
Antacids are used to decrease stomach acid. Northern prickly ash can increase stomach acid. Taking northern prickly ash might decrease the effects of antacids.
Medications that decrease stomach acid (H2-blockers) interacts with NORTHERN PRICKLY ASH
H2-blockers are used to decrease stomach acid. Northern prickly ash can increase stomach acid. Taking northern prickly ash might decrease the effects of H2-blockers.
Some common H2-blockers include cimetidine (Tagamet), ranitidine (Zantac), and famotidine (Pepcid).
Medications that decrease stomach acid (Proton pump inhibitors) interacts with NORTHERN PRICKLY ASH
Proton pump inhibitors are used to decrease stomach acid. Northern prickly ash can increase stomach acid. Taking northern prickly ash might decrease the effects of proton pump inhibitors.
Some common proton pump inhibitors include omeprazole (Prilosec), lansoprazole (Prevacid), rabeprazole (Aciphex), pantoprazole (Protonix), and esomeprazole (Nexium).
Be watchful with this combination
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