Prickly-ash, the common Zanthoxylum americanum, common pricklyash, common prickly ash or northern prickly-ash, is an aromatic shrub or small tree native to central and eastern portions of the United States and Canada.
prickly ash is a plant. The bark and berry are used to make medicine. Southern prickly ash is used for
- menstrual cramps,
- blood circulation problems in the legs (intermittent claudication)
- and in the fingers (Raynaud’s syndrome),
- ongoing joint pain,