- What other names is Ash known by?
- What is Ash?
- How does Ash work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for Ash.
People take ash for fever, arthritis, gout, constipation, fluid retention, and bladder problems. It is also used as a tonic.
Don't confuse ash with northern prickly ash or southern prickly ash.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Gout. Gout occurs when too much of a chemical called uric acid accumulates in the blood. Early research suggests that taking a combination product containing ash bark and Smilax glabra root (Rebixiao granules) by mouth reduces levels uric acid in the blood better than the drug diclofenac in people with gout.
- Bladder problems.
- Increasing urine production to relieve water retention (as a diuretic).
- Other conditions.
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Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking ash if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).
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Last Editorial Review: 3/29/2011