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.

cramp bark (krampˑ bärkˑ),

n Latin names:
Viburnum opulus; part used: dried bark; uses: antispasmodic, uterine sedative, prevent or treat scurvy; precautions: none known. Also called
high bush cranberry, snowball bush, guelder rose, and
stagbush.
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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
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.
For a compress, mix a little cramp bark tincture into some hot water, dip a clean cloth into it, then wring out the excess moisture and place the cloth over the area.
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.
There are some herbs that can help, such as Cramp bark and Scullcap, both available in tincture form.