Cramp bark – Viburnum opulus has anti-spasmodic, astringent, sedative and diuretic properties. It is used in the treatment of lower back and leg spasms and pain, muscle spasms, period pains and hiccoughs.
Cramp bark is also useful in the treatment of asthma, spasmodic coughing and lockjaw.
Prepare a decoction with 1.- 2 teaspoons crampbark per cup of water, bring to the boil and simmer for 10 – 15 minutes. Strain and enjoy the tea.