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Bush or small tree 6-25ft (2-9m) with short crooked trunk and strong branches with very rough reddish-brown bark. Simple thin oval shiny leaves, white flower clusters. Fruit is blue-black berry looking, edible after frost (advisable to not eat uncooked). Bark, root or stems used as a sedative, for gynecological issues, menstrual cramps, (relaxes uterus), menopause. Anti-spasmodic also used for digestive cramps, bronchitis, asthma and lung problems. Used historically to prevent miscarriages and abortions. Also contains salicin (natural aspirin).
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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.