Manny ash

Popular names: ash manna, heavenly bread.

Pharmacy name: dried juice (gum) from manna ash trunk – Manna.

Botanical description. Tree 8-10 m tall, with smooth gray bark, odd-pinnate leaves and yellowish-white flowers collected in dense, closely spaced panicles. Grown in Sicily along with olives and chestnuts; it also took root in the Crimea, the Caucasus and Australia. Active ingredients: up to 90% mannitol, glucose, fructose and other sugars, resin, mucus and a single glycoside (fraxin).

Application. Manna acts as a mild laxative and is therefore mainly used for these purposes in the practice of treating babies.

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