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black haw

an herb found in the Eastern United States.
uses This herb is used for dysmenorrhea, menstrual cramps and pain, menopausal metrorrhagia, hysteria, asthma, and heart palpitations. It is also used to lower blood pressure. It is possibly effective at relieving uterine spasms, but effectiveness in other instances has not been verified.
contraindication Black haw should be used with caution in people with kidney stones since it contains oxalic acid.

black haw

(blak haw)
A small tree (Viburnum prunifolium), the leaves of which are of purported value as an aid to gynecologic disorders, as a therapeutic in pregnancy, and as a topical astringent.
Synonym(s): American sloe, cramp bark, nannyberry, sheepberry, shonny.

black haw (blakˑ h),

n Latin names:
Viburnum prunifolium, Viburnum opulus; parts used: root bark; uses: diuretic, antispasmodic, sedative, relaxes uterine muscles, dysmenorrhea, cardiovascular diseases; precautions: patients with kidney stones, those taking anticoagulant medications. Also called
American sloe, cramp bark, guelder-rose, may rose, nannyberry, sheepberry, shonny, silver bells, sloe, stagbush, or
sweet haw.
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The following species are available for this spring: white pine; mugo pine; red pine; Norway spruce; white spruce; arborvitae (northern white cedar); silky dogwood; black locust; sawtooth oak; scrub oak; white oak; buttonbush; Chinese chestnut; common elderberry; Washington Hawthorne; American sweet crabapple; mixed flowering crabapple; American mountain ash; nannyberry viburnum; serviceberry; red bud, and wild plum.
torreyana, 2000 MILKBARK Drypetes diversifolio, 1994 39 46 MOUNTAIN-ASH American, Sorbus americana, 1979 80 62 European, Sorbus aucuparia, 132 43 1997 ([DELTA]) Greene, Sorbus scopulina, 1993 24 14 Showy, Sorbus decora, 1982 57 58 Sitka, Sorbus sitchensis, 1981 19 50 MOUNTAIN-HOLLY Nemopanthus collinus, 1982 13 20 MOUNTAIN-LAUREL Kalmia latifolia, 1999 56 20 MULBERRY Black, Morus nigro, 1999 ([DELTA]) 252 78 Red, Morus rubra, 1999 301 52 Texas, Morus microphylla, 2000 100 30 White, Morus alba, 1992 ([DELTA]) 292 59 MYRTLE-OF-THE-RIVER Calyptranthes zuzygium, 1997 9 22 NANNYBERRY Viburnum lentago, 1994 34 50 NOLINA Bigelow, Nolina bigelovii, 1997 125 13 OAK Ajo, Quercus turbinella var.
Nannyberry, Sheepberry; Woods; Infrequent; C = 5; BSUH 11677, 12975.