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Healthy Habits; Prickly Ash Bark

Prickly Ash Bark

This deciduous tree has a trunk & branches with thick, scattered knobs and thorns, with aromatic wood & bark. One of its common names is “Toothache Tree” due to the bark & leaves providing quick, long-lasting, natural pain relief for toothaches, as well as other aches & pains.

Its berries, leaves and bark have been used to treat many different ailments in traditional folk medicine in countries all around the world for centuries, such as in South American countries, as well as in Jamaica and India.

Here are some of the many possible health benefits of prickly ash bark: reduces fever (induces sweating), cures ulcers, helps relieve rheumatism & arthritis pain, relieves chronic abdominal pain, diuretic (flushes excess H2O & salt from body), astringent, tonic for strengthening body/improves overall health, improves digestion, improves lymphatic system, pain reliever, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-parasitic, antibiotic, analgesic, liver protective, antiviral, antifungal, cytotoxic (prevents malignant cells from spreading to surrounding tissues), relieves spasms, and treats: heart disease, piles, bronchitis & asthma.

As a topical remedy for aches & pains, mix one ounce of prickly ash bark powder with 4 ounces of warmed extra virgin olive oil. Massage this liniment into muscles and areas where pain relief is needed.

Choose supplements that are: Fair Trade, Non-GMO, Organic and sustainably harvested.

Follow the recommendations on the package according to your weight. Make sure and do your research and/or check with your doc before trying this herbal remedy. I am not a health expert, and only present natural healing options here for you to review. Please research and work together with your health practitioner to make the best decisions for your health.

Be Well and God Bless You.

Jennifer Wimmer

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