August 30, 2016


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What other names is Manna known by?

Flake Manna, Flowering Ash, Fraxinus ornus, Frêne à Fleurs, Frêne à Manne, Frêne Orne, Maná, Manna Ash, Manne.

What is Manna?

Manna is a plant. Its dried sap is used to make medicine.

People use the dried sap of manna as a laxative for constipation. They also use it as a stool softener to relieve pain during bowel movements caused by cracks around the anus (anal fissures), hemorrhoids, and rectal surgery.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Constipation.
  • Hemorrhoids and other rectal conditions.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of manna for these uses.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).

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