- What other names is Chinese Prickly Ash known by?
- What is Chinese Prickly Ash?
- How does Chinese Prickly Ash work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Chinese Prickly Ash.
People take Chinese prickly ash to treat vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain, water retention, parasites, snakebite, and skin diseases. They also use it as a painkiller, stimulant, and tonic.
In foods, Chinese prickly ash is used as a spice.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Stomach pain.
- Water retention.
- Skin diseases.
- Use as a stimulant.
- Use as a tonic.
- Other uses.
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Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of Chinese prickly ash during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Surgery: Chinese prickly ash might slow blood clotting. There is some concern that it might increase the risk of bleeding during and after surgery. Stop using Chinese prickly ash at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery.
Medications that slow blood clotting (Anticoagulant / Antiplatelet drugs)
Interaction Rating: Moderate Be cautious with this combination.
Talk with your health provider.
Chinese prickly ash might slow blood clotting. Taking Chinese prickly ash along with medications that also slow clotting might increase the chances of bruising and bleeding.
Some medications that slow blood clotting include aspirin, clopidogrel (Plavix), diclofenac (Voltaren, Cataflam, others), ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, others), naproxen (Anaprox, Naprosyn, others), dalteparin (Fragmin), enoxaparin (Lovenox), heparin, warfarin (Coumadin), and others.
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