European or Common Ash
(This plant is not on the Australian Noxious Weed List.)
The European or Common Ash is a native of the United Kingdom and Europe where it prefers cool, deep soils in a moist, well-drained position. It is frost resistant but dislikes drought.
A deciduous tree growing to a height of 30 metres with a spread of 6 metres. Its trunk is slender with light grey bark; the leaves are opposite, compound with 7 – 15 leaflets each with serrate margins; the flowers are greenish or brownish purple, small and in axillary clusters. Fruit is a winged seed (samara).
The European Ash timber is much sought after being hard, fine grained and very durable and in many respects is preferred to the timber of the English Oak. It will take a high polish and is the toughest and most elastic of any timber tree.
The medicinal attributes of the tree have been used for centuries. The bark from the trunk and roots (roots preferred) is used as an astringent and bitter tonic and is said to have value as an intiperiodic. A decoction has been used extensively in the treatment of intermittent fever and ague and is considered useful for the removal of obstructions of the liver and spleen. It was also used for rheumatism of an arthritic nature. The leaves have a diuretic, diaphoretic and purgative effect proving a useful substitute for Senna.
A decoction of the leaves was considered good when mixed with white wine for dissolving stones and curing jaundice.
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