Cramp Bark Herbal Remedies
True to its name, cramp bark is an important remedy for cramps of the smooth muscle (especially for menstrual cramps) but also for intestinal cramps. Its antispasmodic action makes it an important herb when dealing with threatened miscarriage, where it is often blended with blue cohosh. For this use it is best to consult a qualified herbalist or health care practitioner. Cramp bark is also useful in nervous bowel, colic, and migraine. Cramp Bark has a taste of BITTER, AROMATIC and a temperature of WARM. .
Cramp Bark Proper Dose
|Cramp Bark Decoction||1 cup 2-3 x daily|
|Cramp Bark Tincture||2-4 droppersful 3-4 x daily|
Cramp Bark Reference Information
|Latin Name||Viburnum opulus|
|Other Names||Guelder rose|
|Herb Forms||Tincture, capsule, bulk herb, powder.|
|Affects||Nervous system, Reproductive system|
|Botanical Info||A native shrub of the eastern U.S. with showy white snowball-like flower clusters.|
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