Black Haw Bark (Viburnum Opulus)
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.
◉ 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 an extended 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.
That does not apply to herbs and fruits that have a laxative effect.
◉ Should be stored in airtight glass containers -in a cool, dark, and dry place- to preserve the flavor, texture, 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
- Heat the water to just the point when it starts to boil.
- Add 1 teaspoon of loose tea, to a tea infuser or tea bag, for every 180ml - 240ml of water.
- Pour the heated water (right off the boil) over the tea, cover your cup, and steep for 7-10 minutes or longer.
- Add honey or stevia for sweetness, if desired.
Follow these additional steps to make the perfect cup of tea!