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Prickly-Ash - Plant
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toothache tree
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Zanthoxylum americanum, the common prickly-ash, common pricklyash, common prickly ash or northern prickly-ash, is an aromatic shrub or small tree native to central and eastern portions of the United States and Canada.

Common name: toothache tree
Color: Yellowish - green
Bloom time: April
Height: 15.00 to 20.00 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow

Planting & Care
Grows well in woods, thickets and along rivers on the Eastern U.S. Coast from Florida to Canada. Also grows well in Texas, Arkansas and Nebraska. Does best in zones 3-7. Plant seedlings indoors in late winter or early spring. Once plants reach out 10cm tall, they can be moved outside.

Sunlight: Full Sun to Partial Shade

Soil: well-drained soil

Water: Medium

Temprature: about 40 degrees

Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer

Care:
  • Prickly ash has not undergone any modern scientific safety evaluation.
  • It contains potentially toxic alkaloids; whether or not these lead to any harmful effects remains unknown.
  • 3,4 Safety in young children, pregnant or nursing women, or people with severe liver or kidney disease has not been established.


Special Feature:
This tree or shrub has somewhat limited ornamental value. Good for hedgerows, screens, naturalized woodland areas or integrated into native plantings.
Use
Medicinal use:
  • It has also been used to stimulate circulation of the blood in intermittent claudication and Raynaud’s disease.
  • It is a common topical poultice for tooth decay, tooth pain, dry mouth, throbbing/aching muscles and skin infections.
  • It is also used as a treatment for digestive upset, including gas, diarrhea and intestinal parasites.

Ornamental use:
  • The plant is used for ornamental purpose.


Note:
:for medicinal use

Reference:
http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=m900 https://www.cancercarewny.com/content.aspx?chunkiid=111794

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