Aralia spinosa.

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Related entries: Aralia spinosa under stimulants - Aralia nudicaulis, A. racemosa under alteratives - Aralia hispida under diuretics

This species of Aralia, commonly called Southern Prickly Ash, or Angelica Tree, is highly stimulant as well as diaphoretic. The bark is employed as a stimulant diaphoretic in chronic rheumatism, spasmodic affections, etc., in the form of a decoction, which, if taken warm and freely, causes free perspiration.

The American Eclectic Materia Medica and Therapeutics, 1898, was written by John M. Scudder, M.D.