Cramp Bark


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A deciduous shrub, the bark of which contains valeric acid, tannin, viburnin, bitter resin, and vitamin C; it is antispasmodic and used for pregnancy-related menstrual cramps and other forms of colic
Toxicity Uncooked berries are poisonous and may cause GIcolic

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.
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As well as being taken internally, cramp bark can be used as a topical treatment for muscle cramps as well (Think Natural Limited, 2011).
* Consider: black cohosh, wild yam, milk thistle, dandelion root, cramp bark, vitamin E, niacin
Tense, sore muscles generally respond favorably to cramp bark. Feverfew and willow bark work well for migraine and tension headaches.
Herbs ranging from dandelion and greater celandine to cramp bark and heartsease can alleviate many of the problems people often take to their doctors.
Herbs such as Scullcap and Cramp bark will help to relax bowel muscle and using Slippery elm powders daily will help to regulate the bowel.
A A very good herb you can try is one that is actually called, cramp bark. It can be taken as a remedy when cramping occurs internally, for example with period pain, or as in your case you can use it externally on the affected areas, either as a compress or as a cream.
Herbal anti-inflammatories you could try are Guaiacum, Cramp Bark, St John's Wort or Turmeric.
There are a number of different herbs that can ease back problems, such as anti-inflammatory herbs Devils' Claw and Willow Bark and herbs that relieve muscle spasm such as Scullcap and Cramp bark.