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Zanthoxylum americanum is a prickly, deciduous shrub or small tree that produces suckers and can form dense thickets; it can grow from 1 - 8 metres tall. The plant is harvested from the wild for use mainly as a medicine, but is also the source of an essential oil and the seeds are used as a condiment. The plant is occasionally grown as an ornamental where its prickly nature and suckering habit can produce an effective barrier.
- 1 Uses
- 2 Parts Used
- 3 Chemical Composition
- 4 Common names
- 5 Properties
- 6 Habit
- 7 Identification
- 8 List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
- 9 Where to get the saplings
- 10 Mode of Propagation
- 11 How to plant/cultivate
- 12 Commonly seen growing in areas
- 13 Photo Gallery
- 14 References
- 15 External Links
It contains Norchelerythrine, 6-acetonyldihydrochelerythrine, p-hydroxybenzaldehyde, vanillic acid, evofilin C, syringaresinol etc.
Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.
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List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used
Where to get the saplings
Mode of Propagation
How to plant/cultivate
Prefers a good deep well-drained moisture retentive soil in full sun or semi-shade.