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BLACK HAW, Viburnum prunifolium
Parts used: Dried bark of root, stem or trunk
Constituents: Coumarins, Salicin, viburnin, plant acids, volatile oil, tannins
Actions Indications
Of the uterus, dysmenorrhoea, threatened miscarriage or abortion, uterine colic, hyperaesthesia, and obstinate hiccough. Morning sickness, braxton hicks
Nervine Progesterone deficiency, prophylactic during pregnancy, postpartum and menopausal bleeding, leucorrhoea, heavy periods
Hypotensive High blood pressure, hypertension
Anti-spasmodic Asthma, bronchitis
Anodyne Severe lumbar and bearing-down pains, cramp-like, expulsive menstrual pain, intermittent, painful contractions of the pelvic tissues, after-pains and false pains of pregnancy,
  Very strengthening for pregnancy
Herbal extract, 10-30mL per week
Energetics: Cool, bitter, astringent, dry
Meridians: liver, heart, stomach, small intestine
Contraindications: Do not eat the uncooked fruit
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