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Dried Cramp Bark (Viburnum opulus)

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  • This product is grown in an organic and regenerative fashion with as minimal use of insecticides, pesticides, herbicides and fungicides as possible, in certified organic fertilizer. The product is certified food grade. It is not certified organic. Suitable for Kosher, Halaal and Hindi diets.

    Sizes: 100g, 500g, 1kg. 

    Dried Cramp Bark (Viburnum opulus) is traditionally used as a muscle relaxant and antispasmodic. It is also said to benefit menstruation cramps.

    USES & BENEFITS

    • Muscle spasms and pain
    • Good for menstrual cramps
    • Useful for lower back and leg spasms and pain
    • Externally can be made into poultice or cream for spasms and pain.

    PREPARATION

    Dried bark: 2-4g by decoction . Use three times in a day.

    ACTIVE PROPERTIES

    • Anti-spasmodic
    • Anti-inflammatory
    • Nervine
    • Hypotensive
    • Astringent
    • Emmenagogue
    • Sedative
    • Relaxant
    • Cardiac tonic
    • Uterine relaxant

    WARNINGS

    • 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 should not be taken with blood thinning medication because of the coumarin constituents in the plant and may cause you to bleed more easily.

    • Crampbark may cause hypotension in large doses or even in average doses if given to previously hypotensive individuals.

    • The bitter principle, viburnine, may cause gastroenteritis


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