- What other names is Mountain Ash known by?
- What is Mountain Ash?
- How does Mountain Ash work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for Mountain Ash.
People take mountain ash for treating kidney disease, diabetes, arthritis, low levels of vitamin C (vitamin C deficiency), diarrhea, and menstrual problems. They also take it for reducing swelling (inflammation) of tissues that line the nose, throat, mouth (mucous membranes) and swelling in other parts of the body. Some people take mountain ash for treating lung conditions, especially conditions that cause a fever.
Other uses include correcting the way the body processes uric acid, "purifying the blood," and increasing metabolism.
In manufacturing, mountain ash is used as an ingredient in marmalade, stewed fruit, juice, liqueur, vinegar, and in tea mixtures.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Kidney diseases.
- Swelling (inflammation).
- Low levels of vitamin C (vitamin C deficiency).
- "Purifying the blood."
- Menstrual problems.
- Lung conditions.
- Other conditions.
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pain, vomiting, queasiness, diarrhea, kidney damage, and other side effects.
There isn't enough information to know if the dried or cooked berries are safe.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It's UNSAFE to use large amounts of fresh mountain ash berries. Not enough is known about the safety of dried or cooked berries. Stay on the safe side and avoid using any mountain ash product until more is known.
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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