Ash bark and leaf
Published February 1, 1990
Name of Drug
Fraxini cortex, ash bark.
Composition of Drug
Fraxini folium, ash leaf.
Ash bark consists of the bark of young branches of Fraxinus excelsior L. [Fam. Oleaceae], as well as preparations thereof. Ash leaf consists of the leaf of F. excelsior L., as well as preparations thereof.
Preparations of ash bark are used for fever and as a tonic. Their effectiveness is not verified. Preparations of ash leaf are used for arthritis, gout, and bladder complaints, as a laxative and as a diuretic.
The effectiveness for the claimed applications has not been documented.
Since the effectiveness for the claimed applications has not been documented, a therapeutic application cannot be recommended.
The effectiveness of ash in fixed combinations must be verified specifically by each preparation to receive a positive evaluation.
Preparations of fresh ash bark showed an analgesic, anti-exudative, and antiphlogistic action.