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.