Botanical Name: Zanthoxylum americanum
Major Properties: diffusive stimulant, nervine
Examples of Uses: sharp shooting pain, nerve damage or debility, cold extremities
Part Used: I use the bark. Some herbalists also use the berries.
Preparation: I make a tincture. I’m thinking I should try to make an oil, also. Anyone tried that?
LuAnn - My go to for pain of all sorts - my mouth when I had my teeth knocked about, back pain, shoulder pain, any pain…
Shingles nerve pain - several cases of nerve pain of shingles helped greatly
Cold extremities warmed - toes, fingers
Nerve damage after surgery improved
This brief overview merely highlights my observations. There is, of course, a great deal of information that you can find on the Internet.
Please add your own experiences so that together we can create a more comprehensive overview. As always, if you have a chronic ailment that is not resolving itself or an acute issue, seek the attention of your physician.