Manchurian thorn tree (Aralia mandshurica) is a member of the Araliaceae family and is native to the eastern regions of Russia, northern China, and Korea.
The bark, roots, and flowers of Manchurian thorn have been used traditionally to treat a wide range of conditions. Teas made from different parts of the tree were historically used in Russia to treat fatigue, weakness, headaches, depression, immune weakness, and stress.
Manchurian thorn is often prepared in combination with other herbs. The combination product Aralox™ contains A. mandshurica and Engelhardtia chrysolepis. Research suggests that Aralox™ may decrease fat and body weight in non-exercising, obese, otherwise healthy women. Preliminary evidence suggests that Manchurian thorn may protect against some forms of irregular heartbeat and radiation damage.
Aralia, Aralia chinensismandshurica, Aralia elata var. mandshurica, Aralia mandshurica, Aralia mandshurica Rupr., Araliaceae (family), ci-lao-yia (Mandarin Chinese), Dimorphanthus mandshuricus, gill, gill old bud, gill Thumbergia, lung bud tree, Magpie does not tread, Manchurian aralia, Manchurian thorn tree, Siberian Aralia mandshurica, tiger yang gill.
Selected combination products: A-Supreme™, Adaptaphase I™, Adaptaphase II™, Adrenal-Care™, Aralox™, EZ-Energy™, Frutaiga™, KickStart ImmunoBurst™, Prime 1™, Primorye™, Tonizid™, Tunguska Mist™.
Note: The closely related A. elata is not discussed in this monograph.
These uses have been tested in humans or animals. Safety and effectiveness have not always been proven. Some of these conditions are potentially serious, and should be evaluated by a qualified healthcare provider.
Limited research suggests that Aralox™, which contains both