Botanical Name: Fraxinus Excelsior
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.
- North America
- Mannitol, inositol, cvercitridine, malic acid, tannic acid, gums, essential oil containing terpene
- Oxicumarin derivatives: fraxin, fraxinol, fraxidine
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.