as: Angelica Tree, Northern Prickly Ash, Toothache Bark,
Xanthoxylum, Yellow Wood, Zanthoxylum.
Scientific name: Zanthoxylum americanum.
Botanical Family: Rutaceae.
Parts used: Bark.
Northern prickly ash is used for muscle cramps, Raynaud's
syndrome, chronic rheumatic conditions, poor peripheral
circulation associated with rheumatic symptoms, intermittent
claudication, leg ulcers associated with poor circulation,
inflammation, as a stimulant tonic, for toothache, and as a
sweating promoter in fever.
There are no concerns regarding safety when the bark is used
appropriately in medicinal amounts.1