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Crampbark (Viburnum opulis, V. lentago, V. trilobum, V. prunifolium) Cut and Sifted Bulk
Caprifoliaceae (Honeysuckle Family)
Also known as High Bush Cranberry, Black Haw, Snowball Bush, Guelder Rose, or Stagbush
Range of Appearance
Crampbark is native to north America.
Dried bark of root or stem
Analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, astringent, nervine, sedative, uterine, sedative
Medical uses include treatment for asthma, convulsions, epilepsy, false labor, headache, heart palpitations, hysteria, menstrual cramps, threatened miscarriage, postpartum pain, rheumatism, and spasms. Crampbark is used topically in lotions and liniments for sore muscles, back pain, and arthritic joints.
Cooked Crampbark berries, although bitter, have been made into liqueurs and jellies.
The berries have been used to make dye and ink.
Vitamin K, viburnin, isovalerianic acid, hydroquinines, coumarins, salicin, arbutin, sterol, tannin
Important note: the uncooked berries are toxic. Avoid Crampbark in cases of blood clotting impairments.
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