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prickly ash,

name for two deciduous shrubs or small trees (Zanthoxylum americanum and Z. clava-herculis) of the family Rutaceae (ruerue,
common name for various members of the family Rutaceae, a large group of plants distributed throughout temperate and tropical regions and most abundant in S Africa and Australia. Most species are woody shrubs or small trees; many are evergreen and bear spines.
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 family). They are native to E North America and have prickly twigs and foliage similar to that of the unrelated ashash,
in botany, any plant of the genus Fraxinus of the family Oleaceae (olive family), trees and shrubs mainly of north temperate regions. The ashes are characterized by small clusters of greenish flowers and by fruits with long "wings" to aid in wind dispersal.
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 tree. A pungent aromatic principle in the bark has been used as a home remedy for various ailments including rheumatism and toothaches (hence the local name toothache tree). Z. clava-herculis, of more southerly distribution, is also known as Hercules'-club. Both Hercules'-club and prickly ash are names sometimes used for an unrelated plant of the family Araliaceae (ginsengginseng
, common name for the Araliaceae, a family of tropical herbs, shrubs, and trees that are often prickly and sometimes grow as climbing forms. The true ginseng (Panax ginseng
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 family). Other Zanthoxylum species are the sources of Sichuan and Sansho peppercorns (Z. simulans and Z. piperitum, respectively) and of satinwoodsatinwood,
name for a hard and durable wood with a satinlike sheen, much used in cabinetmaking, especially in marquetry. It comes from two tropical trees of the family Rutaceae (rue family).
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 (Z. flavum). Prickly ash of the genus Zanthoxylum is classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Magnoliopsida, order Sapindales, family Rutaceae. The family Araliaceae belongs to the order Apiales.
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prickly ash

These are trees in the Rue family, with sharp thorns sticking out of branches and even the trunk. Northern (30ft,10m) and Southern (45ft, 15m) Prickly Ash are examples. Anti-fungal bark is used as a stimulant, to prevent constriction of blood vessels by insulin. Provides magnoflorine for proper blood flow and xanthoxyclin for circulation. Also used for mouth, throat, stomach, pancreas, digestive system, kidneys, gas, cramping, bloating, pain. Berries used as mouthwash for toothache or powdered as toothpaste. Historically used for dysentery, colic, eruptive diseases, and as a nervous system stimulant for paralysis etc. Berries have stronger effect, but bark is more bitter, which is better for digestion, bile, stomach, liver and gallbladder. Constituents and compounds are strong, so take it easy.
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Studies have demonstrated how increased levels of herbivory by deer have altered forest compositions (Rooney, 2001; Waller and Alverson, 1997) Two of the dominant understory species, prickly ash and European buckthorn, possess a large numbers of sharp thorns (along the branches and at the tips of the branches, respectively) that can deter browsing herbivores, such as deer, and possibly confer a competitive advantage to such species in the current floodplain environment.
Adding prickly ash to a mouthwash is like massaging your gums every day.
The internal mixture contained licorice, red clover, burdock, Stillingia root, and prickly ash bark root, among other botanicals.
Bark, berries and wood of the prickly ash were used for many medical concoctions.
Prickly ash, black locust, barberry, buckthorn, and maples in the shrub layer were killed, while young oaks appeared unaffected.
Farnsworth said the recently launched energy drink, which is formulated with such Chinese herbs as Schizandra, Chinese Panax Ginseng, Rhodial Root, Eleuthra and Prickly Ash, has enjoyed early success in each market where it has been introduced.
Sichuan (Szechwan) Pepper corns are a distinct Oriental spice from the seed pods of the Prickly Ash tree, Zanthoxylum piperatum.
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AT FIRST LIGHT, a dainty spike buck eased out of the prickly ash thicket adjacent to my stand and poked inquisitively at a fresh scrape not 10 paces from my tree.