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BLACK HAW
Sheep Berry, Kings Crown

(Viburnum Prunifolium)


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  • Black Haw Herbal Description
  • Black Haw Uses, Health Benefits & Scientific Evidence
  • Black Haw Dosage Information
  • Black Haw Safety, Cautions & Interactions
  • Black Haw Supplements & Products




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    BLACK HAW HERBAL DESCRIPTION

    Black Haw (Viburnum prunifolium) is also known as Viburnum lentago, Viburnum rufidulum, King's Crown, Sheep Berry, Snowball Tree, Stagbush, Stag Bush, Southern Black Haw, Viburnum, and American Sloe.

    Black Haw is part of the honeysuckle family. It is a deciduous spreading shrub with a reddish-brown bark that grows in the northern part of the United States, but in the South, it is a small tree. It is native to North America and grows in moist woods, thickets, and along stream banks. Its red berries ripen in August, and gradually turn blue through the winter. The berries are edible and may be eaten of the bush or made into jams or preserves. The root bark is collected in autumn; the stem bark in spring and summer. Since the early 1800s, women used a tea made from Back Haw bark to soothe menstrual pain. It was also thought to help prevent miscarriage and ease the pain that follows childbirth.

    This plant contains salicin, a pain reliever that acts like aspirin. Black Haw also has antispasmodic, analgesic, astringent, sedative, cardiac tonic, uterine and muscle relaxant, nervine, diuretic, and tonic properties. This plant is sometimes erroneously called cramp bark, and though Black Haw’s effects are much stronger than those of Cramp Bark, the two are used alternately in treating various conditions.





    BLACK HAW USES, HEALTH BENEFITS & SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE

    Today Black Haw is used to treat convulsions, hysteria, stress, and spasms.

    It is said that this plant is one of the most reliable remedies for treating menstrual cramps, spasms, high blood pressure, chills, fever, and pains. Black Haw is also used to treat asthma, palpitations, heart disease, arthritis, and the symptoms of rheumatism. When combined with false unicorn root, it works well in preventing miscarriage. When used as a tonic, it improves blood circulation. Research studies show it is effective as a uterine tonic in relaxing the muscles.





    BLACK HAW DOSAGE INFORMATION

    Black Haw comes in various forms and is an ingredient in many products. Much of the knowledge regarding black haw was recorded in the medical and herbal textbook, King's American Dispensatory in 1854.

    Constituents include Acetic acid, amentoflavone, arbutin, esculetin, myristic acid, oleanolic acid, salicylic acid, scopoletin, tannins, ursolic acid.
    Parts Used: Dried bark.
    Typical Preparations: Tablets, tea, tincture.

    Black Haw root bark is taken as a miscarriage preventative. Drink one or two cups of tea or half cup of the infusion daily as soon as you are pregnant. Black Haw may be used throughout the entire pregnancy.

    For making a tea with Black Haw bark, use 1 ounce of herb per one pint of freshly boiled distilled water. Steep for 10 to 15 minutes, and strain. Drink one cup 2 to 3 times a day. For other formulations and products it is best to read and follow product label directions.





    BLACK HAW SAFETY, CAUTIONS & INTERACTIONS INFORMATION

    Black Haw is generally regarded as safe.

    Black haw is safe in pregnancy, and may even prevent miscarriage. When combined with False Unicorn Root, it works well in preventing miscarriage. Not only was Black Haw thought to help prevent miscarriage, it is used to ease the pain that follows childbirth. However, since aspirin is a risk for birth defects in the early stages of pregnancy, the salicin in Black Haw bark may pose the same risks, so it is advised that pregnant women should use this herb only under the supervision of their health care provider or midwife.

    Its use is not recommended by those with a history of liver and/or kidney problems and its use may produce gastrointestinal upset.

    Not for use in children under the age of sixteen as salicin could increase the risk of Reye’s syndrome. There are those that have suffered side effects with Black Haw which includes upset stomach and a ringing in the ears. If you experience those symptoms, discontinue using.





    BLACK HAW HERBAL & RELATED PRODUCTS

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    BLACK HAW HERBAL PRODUCTS

    Black Haw root bark is taken as a miscarriage preventative. Drink one or two cups of tea or half cup of the infusion daily as soon as you are pregnant. Black Haw may be used throughout the entire pregnancy. Black Haw is part of the honeysuckle family. It is a deciduous spreading shrub with a reddish-brown bark that grows in the northern part of the United States, but in the South, it is a small tree. Since the early 1800s, women used a tea made from Back Haw bark to soothe menstrual pain. It was also thought to help prevent miscarriage and ease the pain that follows childbirth. When combined with false unicorn root, it works well in preventing miscarriage. This plant contains salicin, a pain reliever that acts like aspirin. Black Haw also has antispasmodic, analgesic, astringent, sedative, cardiac tonic, uterine and muscle relaxant, nervine, diuretic, and tonic properties. This plant is sometimes erroneously called cramp bark, and though Black Haw's effects are much stronger than those of cramp bark, the two are used alternately in treating various conditions. Black Haw comes in various forms and is an ingredient in many products. For making a tea with Black Haw bark, use 1 ounce of herb per one pint of freshly boiled distilled water. Steep for 10 to 15 minutes, and strain. Drink one cup 2 to 3 times a day. For other formulations and products it is best to read and follow product label directions.

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