Prickly Ash
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Prickly Ash Side Effects and Warnings

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Safety Issues

Prickly ash has not undergone any modern scientific safety evaluation. It contains potentially toxic alkaloids; whether or not these lead to any harmful effects remains unknown. 1 Safety in young children, pregnant or nursing women, or people with severe liver or kidney disease has not been established.

References

  1. Bowen JM, Cole RJ, Bedell D, et al. Neuromuscular effects of toxins isolated from southern prickly ash ( Zanthoxylum clava-herculis ) bark. Am J Vet Res. 1996;57:1239–44.
 
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