Black Haw Bark (Viburnum Prunifolium)


Native to the central and eastern United States, Viburnum prunifolium is a shrub native to the woodlands of southern North America. Native American cultures have utilized the herb for its medicinal properties for generations. Black haw bark can be made into a tea or incorporated into a liquid extract.

Black haw contains a chemical that might relax the uterus (antispasmodic and sedative properties), which might appear useful for the treatment of the female reproductive system and the prevention of abortion and/or miscarriage. It can also be used for menstrual cramps, asthma, diarrhea, labor pain, and as a diuretic.

Recommended Dosage
1-3 teaspoons of loose tea (or 3g up to 3 times) daily. If more than one herbal mixture is consumed at the same period of time, reduce the amount of tea accordingly.
When herbs are used for a long period of time, it is suggested to consume a herbal remedy with a ratio of 3 to 1. For example, if you choose to take it for 3 weeks, have a one-week pause, if it is taken for a 30-day period, have a 10-day pause, etc. That does not apply to herbs and fruits that have a laxative effect.

◉ Herbs and botanicals should be stored in airtight glass containers -in a cool, dark, and dry area- to preserve their flavor and properties.
◉ Before adding a new herbal remedy or supplement to your daily routine, you should consult with a medical doctor or holistic health practitioner.

Herbal Tea Brewing Instructions

  1. Heat the water to just the point when it starts to boil.
  2. Add 1 teaspoon of loose tea, to a tea infuser or tea bag, for 180ml - 240ml of water.
  3. Pour the heated water (right off the boil) over the tea, cover your cup, and steep for 7-10 minutes or longer.
  4. Add honey or stevia for sweetness, if desired. 

Follow these additional steps to make the perfect cup of tea!

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