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Prickly ash is a lemon-scented woody shrub in the citrus family also known as Szechuan Pepper that has distinctive spiny lumps on the bark with a bitter and astringent taste. Traditionally, it's most common use had been for toothache relief by chewing the bark to ease toothache pain and it also became known as the “toothache tree” because it worked so well at improving the condition. Today we understand that the prickly ash bark has active properties that are anti-fungal, painkilling, and can improve circulation in a specific, targeted area which also promotes healthy joints. 



Zanthoxylum clava-herculis






Dried Bark / Cut & Sifted


Ground tisane teas and tea bags - Steep 2 to 5 minutes

Loose leaf tisane teas - Steep 3-5 minutes

Root and seed-based tisane teas - Steep 6-8 minutes

*Steep in newly boiling water (212ºF) to best release the health benefits.




Prickly Ash Bark

SKU: 1247
  • Specific: Not for use in pregnancy except under the supervision of a qualified healthcare practitioner. It should not be used by nursing women, and individuals with severe inflammation of the digestive system, or ulcers.

    General: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications. Keep all herbs out of reach of children and pets.


    For educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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