interesting but I found this and my wife appreciating old timey medicine would say let it grow
Learn about the traditional uses of prickly ash, and find out what medical studies say about the safe and effective use of the herbal supplement.
"Historically, many Native American tribes used prickly ash as a medicinal herb. They used an infusion of the bark to treat everything from itchy skin to back pain as well as cramps, fevers, colds
, lung conditions, toothaches, sore throats
, pain from childbirth, and colic in babies.3
In the 19th century, Charles Millspaugh described the use of prickly ash in his book American Herbal Medicine
. In it, he identified prickly ash as a remedy for pneumonia
, and more.4
Millspaugh explained in his book, “The action was prompt and permanent... Prickly ash acted like electricity, so sudden and diffusive was its influence over the entire system. I consider the tincture of prickly ash to be superior to any form of medication I know of.
cant say I see any up here in northrn Howard cnty