The ash tree is a plant that grows in Europe, this plant that belongs to the same family as the olive trees, has several medicinal benefits, among the best known we can mention its diuretic and laxative action. The wood from this tree, being heavy, hard, dense, porous and shrill-sounding, was used in the first Stratocaster and Telecaster model guitars, and is now used in Fender’s more expensive models.
The ash tree, scientifically known as Fraxinus angustifólia , is a tree that belongs to the Oleaceae family , the same as the olive tree. The word ash comes from the Latin term fraxinus, popularly known also as common ash and European ash, this is a tree that grows in Europe, is a medicinal plant that is well known as a diuretic, treats rheumatic problems and helps to reduce fever.
The ash tree is a medium-sized tree, which can reach approximately 25 meters in height. The bark of this tree has a dark grayish brown color and also some deep, vertical grooves. Its leaves are green and its flowers are presented in bunches, and unlike most trees, the flowers appear before the leaves appear.
properties and benefits
Ash has in its composition flavonoids, rutosides, tannins, iridoide among other compounds. The parts used for medicinal treatments are the dry leaves and the bark.
Among its properties we can mention its anti-inflammatory, diuretic, laxative, depurative, antipyretic, analgesic, healing and rejuvenating action.
It can fight the symptoms of gout, osteoarthritis, arthritis, rheumatism, cellulite, cholesterol, obesity, bad breath, urea buildup, excess uric acid, constipation, kidney stones and fever.
Ash leaf tea can also be used as a natural remedy to treat fluid retention and plant bark to fight fever and can also aid in the wound healing process.
the ash tea
To make ash tea you should put two tablespoons of dried ash leaves in 200 ml of boiling water, then let it sit for about ten minutes in a tightly closed container so that it is stuffy. After that, strain the tea and drink it, so that you can enjoy all the benefits that are not provided by this infusion, ideally, it should be consumed up to three times a day.
Contraindications and side effects
So far, no contraindications or any type of side effects have been registered in relation to the consumption of ash, but the consumption of any food or drink in excess can cause damage.