|Latin Name:||Zanthoxylum clava-herculis|
|Country of Origin:||USA|
|Common Name:||Prickly Ash, Hercules’ Club|
Zanthoxylum clava-herculis is native to the southeastern United States. The tree has distinctive spines along its bark and leathery leaves with panicles of small, white flowers. For centuries, prickly ash bark has been utilized for its beneficial properties by Native Americans and later by Eclectic herbalists.
Other common names include southern prickly ash and Hercules’s club. Prickly ash belongs to the Rutaceae family.
- Typical Preparations
Prickly ash bark can be incorporated into herbal formulas, steeped as tea, or extracted.
- Contraindications / Safety
Not for use in pregnancy except under the supervision of a qualified healthcare practitioner. We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
This product has not been evaluated by the CFIA or Health Canada. This information is provided for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We recommend consulting with a certified health practitioner before beginning use.