Ash

Botanical Name: Fraxinus Excelsior

Botanical Name:
Fraxinus Excelsior

Leaves of the Ash tree in nature

Family:

Oleaceae

Appearance:

High tree, up to 35 m, with a straight stem, with few branches, upright.

Leaves are compounded, long, 30-40 cm long, with 11 foil.

Flowers appear before the leaves and are devoid of calyx and corolla.

Fruits are linear-lanceolate, 2-4 cm long, with shrimp seed.

Mixed species in deciduous forests in the plain and hill area.

Origins:

  • Europe
  • Asia
  • North America

Active Constituents:

  • Mannitol, inositol, cvercitridine, malic acid, tannic acid, gums, essential oil containing terpene
  • Oxicumarin derivatives: fraxin, fraxinol, fraxidine

Healing Properties:

Due to mannitas and flavonoids, it acts as a diuretic, diaphoretic and laxative.

Older data also refers to the favourable effects in articular rheumatism and as an adjunct to gout.

Ash's leaf-based preparations are recommended as diuretic, diaphoretic and laxative. In combating constipation it is recommended to alternate with other purgative plants.

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