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Prickly Ash (Zanthoxylum americanum/ Zanthoxylum clava-herculis) bark powder - Bulk.
Prickly Ash (Zanthoxylum americanum/ Zanthoxylum clava-herculis) bark powder -Bulk.
All of our bulk herbs are organic when available, otherwise herbs are wildcrafted and responsibly sourced.
Available in either increments of 2 oz or save 20% when you purchase a pound.
Encapsulate in "00" capsules. Dose: 2 capsules, 2 times per day. Or mix into a smoothie, water, juice or honey. Dose: 1/2 teaspoon powder, 2 times per day.
Avoid during pregnancy, in cases of stomach or intestinal inflammation, or in conjunction with blood thinning or blood pressure medications. Prickly Ash can produce a hot, tingling sensation in the mouth and throughout the body that is not cause for alarm.
The genus name Zanthoxylum is derived from the Greek "zanthos" and "xylum", meaning "yellow wood".
Prickly Ash is a shrub native to North America. It requires a well-drained, alkaline soil, moderate moisture, and full sun to partial shade. Z. americanum grows to 10 to 12 feet in height, with alternate branches that have conical paired prickles. The leaves are alternate and pinnate, with five paired leaflets and one odd one; they have a lemonlike aroma when crushed. The greenish yellow flowers appear before the leaves and grow in small dense clusters. The reddish green berries are covered with lemon-scented dots. Z. clava-herculis grow to 40 feet in height. Its bark bears prickles that look like triangular knobs, and the branches have even larger knobs. The greenish flowers also appear before the leaves.
The bark and berries are not generally considered edible. The seeds, however, can be cooked and eaten. In Asian cooking, the berries of a related species, Zanthoxylum piperitum, are roasted and called Schezwan or Chinese peppers; they are an ingredient in Chinese five-spice powder.
The fruits can be made into an orange-scented perfume for men that is said to attract love.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Our products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.