Wafer Ash (Ptelea Trifoliata)
Bois Puant, Orme de Samarie, Pickaway Anise, Prairie Grub, Ptelea trifoliata, Ptéléa Trifolié, Scubby Trefoil, Stinking Prairie Bush, Swamp Dogwood, Three-Leaved Hop Tree, Wingseed.
Wafer ash is a plant. The root bark is used to make medicine.
People take wafer ash for stomach problems, gallstones, poor appetite, and joint and muscle pain (rheumatism). Some people also take it as a tonic.
Wafer ash is sometimes applied directly to the skin as a wound dressing.
Wafer ash contains ingredients that can fight yeast and certain bacteria.
Insufficient Evidence for:
Loss of appetite.
Joint and muscle pain (rheumatism).
Wound dressings, when applied to the skin.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of wafer ash for these uses.
It is not known if wafer ash is safe to take by mouth.
Contact with the skin can cause the skin to become extra sensitive to the sun. This might increase the risk of getting sunburned and developing skin cancer. If you take wafer ash, wear sunblock and protective clothing outside, especially if you are light-skinned, and stay out of the sun as much as possible.
Special Precautions & Warnings:
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of wafer ash during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
We currently have no information for WAFER ASH Interactions.