Viburnum opulus

origin : Croatia


Common names High Cranberry and Rose elder 

the bark and root bark of this plant are still used to make medicine. As the name suggests, cramp bark is used for relieving cramps, including muscle spasms, menstrual cramps, and cramps during pregnancy. Cramp bark is also used as a kidney stimulant for urinary conditions that involve pain or spasms.



  • antispasmodic
  • analgesic
  • diuretic
  • deeply relaxing (good for meditation)



  • warm + bitter


Warning: Raw cramp bark berries are considered edible but can cause digestive upset

Cramp Bark

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