Benefits of Cramp Bark

Although this plant is also known as high cranberry, it is in no sense a species of the edible cranberry.

It is indigenous to the Northern part of the U.S. The BARK is the official part. It has no odor. The taste is somewhat bitter and slightly astringent. It yields its properties to water or diluted alcohol.

It is a splendid antispasmodic and, as the name cramp bark implies, it is good in cramps. It will speedily relieve the pains of cramps in limbs in pregnancy and where any nervous troubles are in evidence due to the pregnant state, it is useful. It will prevent miscarriage. For even better results add wild yam, blue cohosh, squaw vine, or skullcap.

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In painful menstruation and when rheumatic pains are felt in the uterine region, cramp bark is very useful. It is the best relaxant to the ovaries and uterus.

Also can be used with much success in fits, fainting, neuralgia, lockjaw, flatulent-stomach, convulsions, and spasms of all kinds.

May be taken either in decoction or infusion. The fluid extract is preferable. The decoction is made by steeping 1 t. bark into 1 C. boiling water for 1/2 hr. Dose, 1 or 2 C. daily. An infusion is made by steeping 1/2 oz. bark in 1 pt. boiling water. Dose, 1 T.^ or as required.

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