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Viburnum trilobum Marsh., Caprifoliaceae

The bark of highbush cranberry is commonly known as `Cramp Bark`. As the name reveals, cramp bark relieves spasms and overly tense muscles, and it is widely used to relieve menstrual cramping. The outer and inner bark are combined to prepare a cup of antispasmodic highbush cranberry bark tisane. The taste is earthy and slightly bitter. For bark tisanes, it`s best to pulverize the desired quantity of plant material in a coffee grinder or food processor, then prepare the infusion, and strain the liquid through a coffee filter. Bark tisanes tend to be strong infusions. You can add a strong cramp bark infusion to a lovingly relaxing bath. Lovely cramp bark indeed.

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Cramp bark is rich in valerianic acid, enzymes, minerals, and vitamins. Cramp bark is antispasmodic. We wild-harvest cramp bark in early spring and late fall in the wilderness of northern Saskatchewan.

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