Cramp Bark 1oz. Dry Bark
Cramp Bark (Viburnum opulus) Dry Herb
-Available in 1 oz.
-Sealed in a silver standup zip pouch for freshness
-SKU # CRAMP-DH74
Mild Mood changes, Cramps and Edema Associated With the Menstrual Cycle
Relaxes the uterus
Postpartum pain after childbirth
Treats excessive blood loss in periods and especially bleeding associated with menopause
Been used to bring on delayed menstruation whether caused by hormone imbalance or blood stagnation in the reproductive system, by increasing blood flow to the abdominal region.
Helps to reduce the tension of the nervous system that cause the symptoms of endometriosis
Treats the onset of premature labor pains in pregnant women
Strengthens the muscles of the uterus and prepares it for labor
Has been used to treat habitual abortions
Hemorrhage during labor
As a skeletal muscle relaxant it is excellent for leg cramps
Digestive complaints like gastritis
Irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS
Its antispasmodic properties may help ease painful contractions of the colon
Pregnant women should not use Cramp Bark unless directed by a physician.
Those who are allergic to aspirin may be sensitive to Cramp Bark because of its salicin content.
Cramp Bark may cause hypotension in large doses or even in average doses if given to previously hypotensive individuals.
The bitter principle, viburnine, may cause gastroenteritis.
Methods of administration:
Blood thinning medications
***Please double check with an interaction checker (Web MD) to see if any prescription medications you're on might interact with any supplements or herbs you may be taking or wish to take***
Make a tincture/herbal extract by mixing 1 part dry herb to 4 parts alcohol (80 proof vodka NOT rubbing alcohol). Shake every day for 6 weeks, strain and store in an amber glass bottle in the dark. Take 6-15 drops 2 times a day for the above health reasons.
Make an oil by mixing one part dried powder to 4 parts Extra Virgin olive oil. You can either follow the directions of the tincture above but replace the alcohol with olive oil or make a double boiler on the stove by placing a pan with water on the stove with water in it and a glass container, preferably a glass measuring cup with a spout inside the pan of water. Fill the glass container with the herb and cover with oil. Let the herb sit in the oil, stir over medium heat for 2 hours, strain and put in an amber bottle and store in a dark place.
*Disclaimer: Please do your own research before using my products. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. Discontinue use if you have any side effects. Can cause allergic reactions. Consult a health practitioner before using these products or if you have any serious medical conditions, if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or taking any medications.