Latin Name: Fraxinus Ornus
There’s a very long historical tradition of using European ash as a medicine. Its uses as a medicinal herb were already known by the Greek physician Hippocrates.
– The bark and leaves have been used traditionally as an herbal remedy for diarrhea.
– The substance fraxin found in the bark and the leaves has diuretic properties and may increase the excretion of uric acid.
– The bark and the leaves of the ash tree may act as a mild laxative due to the presence of mannitol and can, therefore, be used as an herbal remedy for constipation and to eliminate intestinal parasites.