Ash

(USAN)

💊 Chemical information

Askblad (ash leaf); Chinese Ash (Fraxinus chinensis); Common Ash; Esche; European Ash (Fraxinus excelsior); Fraxini folium (ash leaf); Frêne; Frêne, feuille de (ash leaf); Fresno; Jasanový list (ash leaf); Magas ko˝risfa levél (ash leaf); Saarnenlehti (ash leaf); Uosiu lapai (ash leaf).

Pharmacopoeias.

Chin. includes Ash Bark (Cortex Fraxini, Qinpi). Eur. includes Ash Leaf.

Ph. Eur. 6.2

(Ash Leaf; Fraxini Folium). The dried leaf of Fraxinus excelsior or F. oxyphylla. It contains a minimum of 2.5% of total hydroxycinnamic acid derivatives, expressed as chlorogenic acid (C 16 H 18 O 9 = 354.3), calculated with reference to the dried drug. Protect from light.

💊 Profile

The leaf of the European ash (Fraxinus excelsior) is included in herbal remedies for the treatment of rheumatic and joint disorders, urinary-tract disorders, and constipation. The leaf of F. oxyphylla is also used. Ash bark has been used to reduce fever and as a tonic. The bark of the Chinese ash, F. chinensis or related species is used in traditional Chinese medicine for disorders including acute dysentery and diarrhoea.

💊 Preparations

Proprietary Preparations

Multi-ingredient: Austral.: Phytodolor; Austria: Phytodolor; Cz.: Phytodolor; Fr.: Mediflor Tisane Antirhumatismale No 2; Mediflor Tisane Contre la Constipation Passagere No 7; Mediflor Tisane No 4 Diuretique; Obeflorine; Ger.: Phytodolor; Spain: Natusor Artilane†.
Published January 01, 2019.