Fraxinus chinensis seeds mature in September, commonly known as Chinese Ash, a deciduous Tree growing to 3-20 m. Flower in June, dioecious.
Fraxinus chinensis seeds
- Chinese Ash provides raw material for furniture, farming tools, plywood etc. Its branches are used for weaving.
The bark is analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antitussive, astringent, diuretic, expectorant and stomachic. It controls bacterial infections and coughs. It is used in the treatment of apoplexy, liver diseases, diarrhoea, dysentery, eye diseases such as cataracts, cough and asthma. The bark contains aesculin, this has anti-inflammatory, anticoagulant and analgesic actions. The bark also contains fraxetin. This has an inhibitory effect on the central nervous system, is a stronger and safer anodyne than aspirin and has some antibacterial activity (cited from PLANTS FOR A FUTURE)
Its trunk is straight, leaves turning orange in autumn, which makes it good choice for gardening and landscaping.