<%@LANGUAGE="JAVASCRIPT" CODEPAGE="1252"%> Cramp Bark
 
  CRAMP BARK   
 

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(Viburnum opulus)
Common names: Guelder Rose, High Cranberry, Squaw Bush.
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Parts Used: Bark. Methods Used: Water extraction.
Spiritual Uses: None identified to date.

Physical Uses: Indigenous to Canada and the northern U.S., its name tells it all.

A tea made from the bark was traditionally used to provide relief from cramps and spasms of involuntary muscular contractions.

Used to help allay 'after' pains following childbirth and the discomfort of menstrual cramps.

Preparation:

TEA:

  1. Boil 1 cup of water. Allow it to sit for 30 seconds.
  2. Add 1 teaspoonful of bark. Cover.
  3. Steep for 30 minutes.
  4. Allow to cool. Strain and discard herb.
  5. Dosage: One to two cups per day, administered in frequent small amounts throughout the day.

 

 
 
     
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