Wildcrafted Crampbark (Viburnum edule). Crampbark is a deciduous woody shrub that grows up to 17 feet high. Another common name for this plant is Highbush Cranberry. Annually at Laughing Lichen we do a fall harvest of the pungent cranberries that grow on this shrub. The bark is collected in spring and fall. Crampbark is one of the main ingredients in the Highbush Cranberry Muscle Rub. Please note that as a tea wild Crampbark has a bitter flavour.
Common Uses: Crampbark is best known for its effects on muscle cramps. It is often used as an aid in the treatment of uterine cramping, muscle tension, intestinal spasms, endometriosis, constipation, neck and back pain. It is said to be especially useful for painful menstruation in women.
Crampbark is commonly prepared as a tea, tincture or oil infusion.
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