People take northern prickly ash for blood circulation problems and resulting conditions including leg pain (intermittent claudication) and Raynaud's syndrome. It is also used for joint pain, cramps, low blood pressure, fever, swelling (inflammation), toothache, sores, ulcers, and cancer (as an ingredient in Hoxsey cure).
Some people use northern prickly ash as a tonic, as a stimulant, and for “sweating out a fever.”
In manufacturing, northern prickly ash is used as a flavoring in foods and beverages.
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