viburnum opulus

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Great for women. Bark is a relaxing sedative used to relieve cramps and spasms, like uterine and menstrual. Used to help prevent miscarriage, internal bleeding and heart palpitations. Might constipate a bit, good to take with mild laxative herb or plant. Acidic red berries can be eaten in small quantities, toxic when unripe. Safer to cook ripe berries. Don’t take tea for more than 3 days at a time.White 5 petal flowers- big ones circle around cluster of tiny ones. Leaves look like maple leaves, opposite on stem.
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Viburnum Opulus, commonly referred to as cramp bark, is a plant native to Europe, Northern Africa, and Northern Asia.
Judging from the determination of the newly-empowered consumers of health services, which includes feminist health advocates as well as women looking to buy some cramp bark when they have their period, a little politicking isn't going to cramp the style of this nifty revolution.
** Cramp bark capsules or tincture: 2 caps or 1 tsp every 3 hours
Some gentle herbal muscle relaxants that also help with mental relaxation might help and skullcap tincture and cramp bark tincture would be helpful, too.
Cramp bark is an ideal herb for this, as its name suggests, it helps with cramps.
Herbalists also recommend drinking teas containing the following three times a day: cinnamon, cramp bark, ginger, ginseng, lemon balm, lady's mantle, motherwort, vervain, and winter cherry.
Herbalists also recommend drinking teas containing the following three times a day ( cinnamon, cramp bark, ginger, ginseng, lemon balm, lady's mantle, motherwort, vervain, and winter cherry.
Feverfew and cramp bark address overall discomfort.