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Black Haw Tree Bark

  • Threatened miscarriage (frequent doses). Miscarriage preventative. Uterine cramps. Leg cramps. Ovarian pain, ovulation pain. Amennorhea. Morning sickness. Menstrual and menopausal bleeding with pain. Pelvic inflammatory disease. High blood pressure. Hiccups.
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Black Haw Tree Bark 

Wild Crafted USA

Also Known As  - Viburnum prunifolium. American sloe, stagbush, Southern Black Haw, Stag Bush, Viburnum, Viburnum lentagoViburnum rufidulum.

Overview -  A shrub or small tree 6-30 feet high; the leaves are elliptic to ovate; finely toothed; mostly smooth, dull (not shiny), 1-3 inches long. Bark is irregular, transversely curved and grayish brown, or where the outer bark has scaled off, brownish-red; inner surface reddish brown. The root bark is cinnamon colored and tastes bitter. The small white flowers are in flat clusters; blooms March to May. The fruits are clusters of black berries, but bluish at first, on red stems. Sweet fruit is edible, but lacks flavor.

Parts Used - Dried bark of root, stem or trunk

Preparations and Dosage- Tablets, tea, tincture. Decoction: put 2 teaspoonfuls of the dried bark in a cup of water, bring to the boil and simmer for 10 minutes. This should be drunk three times a day. Tincture: take 5 - 10 ml of the tincture three times a day.

Preparations - Black haw is safe in pregnancy, and may even prevent miscarriage. Its use is not recommended by those with a history of liver and/or kidney problems and its use may produce gastrointestinal upset.

Applications in Herbal Medicine - Anti-spasmodic, nervine, hypotensive, astringent.

  • Black Haw has been employed with benefit in all nervous complaints and debility and used with success in cramps and spasms of all kinds, in convulsions, fits and lockjaw, and also in palpitation, heart disease and rheumatism.
  • In addition, Black Haw is a powerful relaxant of the uterus and is used for dysmenorrhoea, false labor pains as well as in threatened miscarriage.
  • Black Haw's relaxant and sedative actions are taken advantage of in its use in reducing blood pressure in hypertension. Its anti-spasmodic properties makes it a viable treatment for asthma.
  • Traditional use of black haw is for the treatment of uterine irritability and hyperasthesia; threatened abortion; uterine colic; dysmenorrhoea with deficient menses; severe lumbar and bearing-down pains; cramp-like, expulsive menstrual pain; intermittent, painful contractions of the pelvic tissues; after-pains and false pains of pregnancy; and obstinate hiccough.
  • Other indications include:
  • Bitter, antispasmodic, analgesic, astringent, sedative, stimulant diuretic, nervine, hypotensive, tonic, regulates uterine function; affects liver; extracts of the whole bark have been shown to have an effect on the central nervous system.
  • Has been used internally for menstrual pain (decoction of root bark, sometimes combined with Mugwort); threatened miscarriage (combined with False Unicorn Root and Goldenseal); conditions accompanied by convulsions (sometimes combined with equal parts ginger and angelica root plus 3 parts chamomile); also hysteria, muscle cramps, dysmenorrhea, false labor pains, heart disease, asthma, arthritis, rheumatism, and nervous palpitations; has also been used to treat nervous conditions associated with pregnancy.
  • Tincture of the root bark has been used to alleviate pain after childbirth (1 ml doses every 20 minutes for muscle cramps) and arrest bleeding.
  • Used in Asian medicine for nervous conditions, convulsions, hysteria, spasms, menstrual cramps.
  • Once used by Native Americans as well as Shakers in the form of decoction, extract, pills and plasters as a diuretic and detergent (taken daily in the form of a decoction to prevent and remove cancers); also used by Native Americans to treat diarrhea and dysentary as well as to alleviate chills and fever. 

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