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Cramp Bark, Black Haw

Other Names: Cramp Bark, Crampbark, Black Haw, Black Hawthorn, Guelder Rose, King's Crown, High Cranberry, Red Elder, Rose Elder, May Rose, Whitsun Rose, Whitsun Bosses, Gaitre Berries, Kalyna, Water Elder, European Cranberry Bush, Snowball Tree, Whitten Tree, Squaw Bush, Pimbina, Viburnum Opulus (Cramp Bark), Viburnum Prunifolium (Black Haw)
Traditional Usages: Muscular Cramp, Spasmodic pains in the Abdomen, Womb, Ovaries, Back, Stomach, Intestines, Bladder, Painful Menstruation,  Flooding Menses of the Menopause, Polymyalgia, Nervous Irritability, Heart Cramp (Angina), Earache, Acute Bronchitis, Asthma, Bedwetting, Lockjaw, Heart Disease, Rheumatism, Palpitations
Resources: Britain, Europe, North America, Asia
Parts Used: Bark
Herbal Research: Cramp Bark
Health Warning: Avoid during Breastfeeding.


Cramp Bark - Herbal remedy for Childbirth: If taken in the last two to three months before giving birth, cramp bark may prevent pregnancy-related cramps entirely. It helps with labour pain by relaxing uterine tissues.
Health Warning: Speak with your doctor about using cramp bark during your pregnancy to determine if it may be a healthy alternative.

Cramp Bark - Herbal remedy for Cramps: Simmer 2 teaspoons of dried cramp bark in 1 cup of water and drink the mixture three times a day. Cramp bark, which comes from the root of the cranberry bush, is a natural muscle relaxant that works especially well on uterine muscles.

Cramp Bark – Herbal remedy for Menstrual Cramps: Simmer 2 teaspoons of dried cramp bark in 1 cup of water and drink the mixture three times a day. Cramp bark which comes from the root of the cranberry bush is a natural muscle relaxant that works especially well on uterine muscles.

Cramp Bark - Herbal remedy for Miscarriage: Cramp Bark is one of the best herbs for miscarriage.  It is a uterine sedative and is useful for menstrual cramps and afterbirth. It helps to prevent miscarriage, as well as internal hemorrhaging. It is available as teabags. Drink two cups of infusion per day.

Cramp Bark and Black Haw - Herbal remedy for Back Pain: Both can be used for treating back pain. Use tinctures rather than teas. Black haw contains aspirin- like compounds. Directions: Mix equal parts of cramp bark and black haw tinctures. Take between 1 and 4 cups every two or three hours for up to three days. 

Always seek the advice of your doctor before taking herbal remedies
   

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