Scientific Name: Vibernum prunifolium

Other Names: Blackhaw, Cramp Bark, Nannyberry, Sheepberry, Shonny, Sloe, Stagbush, Sweet Haw

Parts Used: Bark, Root Bark

Preparation & Dosage:

Herbal Actions: Antispasmodic, Astringent, Hypotensive, Nervine, Sedative, Tonic (Uterine), Uterine Relaxant

Uses: Amenorrhea, Asthma, Cramps, Colic, Cystitis, Diarrhea, Dysentery, Dysmenorrhea, False Labor Pains, Female Reproductive Disorders, Heavy Menstrual Flow, Hyperasthesia, to Lower Blood Pressure, Menstrual Pain, Miscarriage Prevention, Morning Sickness, Muscle Spasms, Persistent Hiccups, Pregnancy After-Pains & False Pains, Threatened Abortion, Uterine Congestion, Uterine Hemorrhage, Uterine Inflammation, Uterine Pain, Uterine Prolapse

Contraindications: Do not use if taking blood thinners or if you are allergic to aspirin.

Notes: Berries are edible when ripe (shiny black color) but are dry and lack flavor.