Common Ash. Nat. Ord. Oleaceae.
Med. Prop. and Action. The leaves of the Common Ash have lately attracted attention in Germany and France as a remedy for Gout and Rheumatism. Dr. Garrod,|i who was the first to test their properties in England, states that he is not at all inclined to think highly of their value in Acute Gout, for in several cases they failed to afford the slightest alleviation, when the use of other treatment was immediately followed by relief. In the treatment of Chronic Gout, when taken for a long time, and in large quantities in the form of decoction of the leaves (oz. ss. to Oj.), he thinks they may probably have some influence in keeping off attacks.
* Med. Times and Gaz., Nov. 16, 1861. Med. Times, June 4, 1856, p. 575. Plant. Med. lndig., p. 403.
§ Mat Med.
|| Essentials of Mat. Med. and Therap., p. 247.