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Viburnum Opulus Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
Viburnum Opulus
Glycemic Index / Load
Cramp Bark
Botanical Name
Viburnum Opulus
Hindi Name
Udvesta Chala
Homeopathic Name
Viburnum Opulus   -   Mother Tincture

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Viburnum Opulus Cures

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Action of Viburnum Opulus

Nutrients in Viburnum Opulus

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Taste of
Viburnum Opulus

Parts Used


Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Viburnum Opulus

High doses may cause Nausea and Vomiting.
Avoid usage during Pregnancy.
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Viburnum Opulus is a shrub.
It is deciduous.
It grows in a moist climate.
It grows up to 4 M.

The Homeopathic medicine , Viburnum Opulus is Best used to treat :
False Labor Pains.
Sudden Cramps and Colic in the Abdomen
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Materia Medica for Viburnum Opulus

Viburnum Opulus General

Viburnum Opulus is popularly known as Cramp Bark. The bark and root of the plant are used to make medicine.
It is used as a Kidney Tonic. It is good for Urinary conditions involving Pain or Spasms.
It relaxes cramps and spasms especially during Pregnancy.
Cramp Bark is considered Uterine Decongestant. It is a good remedy to prevent Abortion. It reduces Uterine irritation. It terminates Hysteria including spasmodic form of Dysmenorrhea. It is used in Spasmodic contraction of the Bladder.
Differentiation: There are two species of Viburnum; Viburnum Opulus ( Udvesta Chala in India ) and Viburnum Prunifolium ( Black haw in English ). Both varieties cure Menstrual Cramps. However, studies show that there is a difference in their use.
Viburnum Prunifolium ( Black haw in English ) is given to those patients who experience acute pain in their Lower Back and Pelvic area.
On the other hand, Viburnum Opulus ( Udvesta Chala in India ) is useful for treating those patients who experience pain that radiates from the lower back down to the thighs. This pain has more spams.
Methods of Administration. How to Take
Tincture. The best and the most potent method of consuming Cramp Bark is to Tincture it.
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Decoction: Make a tea.
Put 1 teaspoon of dried Viburnum Opulus root bark in a cup of water. Boil it. Simmer for 10 minutes. Drink half cup of this decoction, three times a day.
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Viburnum Opulus ( Udvesta Chala ) for Difficult Menses

Viburnum Opulus ( Udvesta Chala in India ) is Antispasmodic in nature. It is useful for treating Menstrual Cramps. Especially in thighs.
Powder the dried Viburnum Opulus ( Udvesta Chala in India ). Boil 2 tablespoons of dried powder in a cup of water for l0-l5 minutes. Drink 2 to 3 times a day.
OR : Add quarter teaspoon of Viburnum Opulus ( Udvesta Chala in India ) tincture in half a glass of water. Drink it 2 to 3 times a day.
Note : It is advised that do not take it during menses. Take this before and after a week of your menstrual period.

Viburnum Opulus ( Udvesta Chala ) Bark for Gallstones

Grind dried Viburnum Opulus ( Udvesta Chala ) Bark. Prepare tea with half teaspoon powder in a cup of water. Take it 4 times a day.

Viburnum Opulus ( Udvesta Chala ) for Angina

Prepare a decoction of the bark of Viburnum Opulus. Have it two times a day

Viburnum Opulus( Udvesta Chala ) for Brain Stroke

Prepare an infusion of the bark of Viburnum Opulus. Have one cup once a day.
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Herbal Treatment For Difficult Menses 1

Grind Viburnum Opulus, Wind Flower and Partridge Berry together. Take one teaspoon every day for 7 days.

Herbal Treatment For Carpal Tunnel Syndrome 1

Make a decoction of the Viburnum Opulus, St. John's Wort, Wild yam. Take twice a day.

Herbal Treatment For Endometriosis 1

Grind dried root of Chasteberry, Echinacea, Wild yam, Viburnum Opulus in equal quantity. Take Raspberry leaves and Motherwort leaves in half quantity. Prepare a decoction. Strain. Drink one cup two times a day.
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Anmariya Benny ( India )
18 Feb 2018
Is this good for imbalance in hormone regulation
Eve ( Mass )
15 Feb 2019
Suffering from anxiety, just had a baby would like to breastfeed, is there anything I can take to help me ,but won't hurt my baby.
Suraj ( Kuwait )
02 Sep 2019
Almost 7 years I had been with a muscle spasm around the left hand scapula. ( Initially, this pain has started gradually from a series of physical workouts which I had in a Gym) Made X-ray. No issues. I had a course of medication for 01 month to spasm. Later again the pain started while doing hard work with my elbow. Later I made a CT scan shows no issues with bone or disc. However, the uric acid level was high in Blood. The doctor recommended to control it and thus I reduced the intake of Non-Veg. Recently (past 1 year) there is no pain in day to day life. But still I feel some sharp clot points (3 or 4 spots) around the scapula where when we press with the finger the pain is severe. past two days I slowly started to do exercise (Push-up) and found the pain is increasing as like earlier. Would you please suggest a way to completely eradicate this pain and enable me to so exercise as usual.
03 Sep 2019
Dear Suraj, Add a handful of dried Arnica leaves in 1-liter warm water. Soak a cotton cloth in it. Dab the cloth on the affected area. Repeat this 2 to 3 times a day to relax the muscles
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Emman ( Delta )
01 Sep 2020
Please i have been having cramps on both my arms especially when I chat with my phone for too long or leave my arms at a spot for too long . Most times i have to keep flexing it till it relieves me .Also I was i feel this pain on my lower spine, had an X-ray they said is spondylosis. Please what natural remedy can I use to relieve this , Please help
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