Pricklyash Peel or Shu Jiao,its introduction and application from ancient Mume Pill to modern applications.


Applications and Properties:


Zanthoxylum bungeanum MaximBenefits:In addition to a variety of meat smell of fish;stimulate saliva production,increased appetite;make blood vessels dilate,which play a role in lowering blood pressure;serving pepper water to remove parasites;aromatic stomach,warm in the cold,dehumidification pain,insecticidal toxin,itching solution fishy effect.
Warming the Middle-Energizer to relieve pain,
Killing parasites to relieve itshing,
Warming the Middle-Energizer to relieve pain,
Eliminate dampness and relieve diarrhea,


The herb Pricklyash Peel(Pericarpium Zanthoxyli,Hua Jiao) taste hot(pungent) and nature warm.Enter into spleen,,stomach,lung,liver,kidney,heart,pericardium meridians.

In TCM,the herb Pricklyash Peel(Pericarpium Zanthoxyli,Hua Jiao) indicated for cold pain in the stomach duct and abdomen,cold pain in the stomach duct and abdomen due to cold deficiency of spleen and stomach,roundworm abdominal pain,cough due to lung cold,diarrhea and vomiting,enterozoic abdominalgia(abdominal pain due to parasitic infestation),ascarid,dental caries toothache,pruritus vulvae and morbid leucorrhea,eczema skin pruritus,eczema itching.Suggested Dosage:internal as decoction 3~6 grams,or into pellets,powder.

At North America,the herb Prickly Ash(Northern and Southern) dried bark used by Native American tribes for painful toothache,bark and berry used for rheumatism,stimulate circulation,diaphoretic(to stimulate perspiration),antispasmodic,to treat veneral disease,flatulence(gas),typhoid pneumonia,and diarrhea,even for cancer cure,gum pain,reversing sluggish circulation,reduce pain,chronic rheumatism,stimulant,antirheumatic,and antispasmodic.Dosage Commonly Reported:A small amount of the bark is chewed and the moist mass packed around an aching tooth.A decoction made with 1 to 2 grams of the dried bark is taken three times a day.The liquid bark extract is taken in doses of 1 to 3 milliliters three times a day,and the liquid fruit extract is taken in doses of 0.5 to 1.5 milliliters.

At Europe,the herb Northern Prickly Ash(Zanthoxylum americanum) is suggested in folk medicine for low blood pressure,rheumatic disorders,fever,and inflammation.

Safety and Toxicity:

Pricklyash PeelToxicology:LD50 Toxicology skimmianine base mice was 150-250mg/kg. Mutagenicity studies have shown that pepper bacteria were positive for TA98, TA100 effect on the weak.

Safety In General:"There are no reports of harm linked to short-term and moderate use of this herb in humans,but given that little is known about it,it would be best to stick to moderate dosages.There are reports of cattle,chicken,and fish dying as a result of ingesting southern prickly ash,probably owing to the bark's neuro-muscular blocking properties.Northern prickly ash contains coumarins that could,theoretically,interfere with anticoagulant(anticlotting) medicines.Pregnant and nursing women should definitely avoid medicinal concentrations,given the lack of data on the herb.The FDA includes prickly ash bark on its lists of substances 'Generally Recognized As Safe'(GRAS) for food use as a flavoring."


  • 1.Pricklyash Peel or Shu Jiao,its introduction and application from ancient Mume Pill to modern applications.
Article Poll:Vote This Article

What's your opinion on this herb article?

cheers Yes,it help me and i do like it!
neutral i have nothing to comment!
sorry No,it help me little!

 Current Results

♥The article and literature were edited by Herbalist of MDidea Extracts Professional.It runs a range of descriptions about the titled herb and related phytochemicals, including comprehensive information related, summarized updating discoveries from findings of herbalists and clinical scientists from this field.The electronic data information published at our official website and, we tried to update it to latest and exact as possible.
♣ last edit date:

Available Product
  • Name:Pricklyash Peel Extract
  • Serie No:R060.
  • Specifications:10:1 TLC.
  • EINECS/ELINCS No.:306-820-8
  • CAS:97404-53-0
  • Chem/IUPAC Name:Zanthoxylum Piperitum Extract is an extract of the fruit of Zanthoxylum piperitum,Rutaceae
  • Other Names:Pricklyash Peel,Peel of Peppertree Pricklyash,Peel of Bunge Pricklyash,Pericarpium Zanthoxyli,Zanthoxylum schinifolium Sieb. et Zucc.,Zanthoxylum bungeanum Maxim,Qing Jiao,Hua Jiao,Shu Jiao.

See Specification Details

Product Display
Pricklyash Peel Extract Zanthoxylum Piperitum Extract

See Display Details