Metaphysical Properties Of Cramp Bark
Official Name: Viburnum opulus
Other Names: Guilder rose, snowball tree, and king's crown. In addition, high cranberry, red elder, rose elder, and water elder. May rose, whitsun rose, dog rowan tree, and silver bells.
Metaphysical Powers: Relaxing, Let Stress Go, Meditation
Cramp bark is relaxing. It can aid in meditation to let go of the stress and tension to attain higher ground and a more relaxed and detached perspective. Cramp bark loosens the shackles of angst when uptight and tied up in life's problems and anxieties.
The bark is still used to make medicine. As the name suggests, cramp bark relieves cramps, including muscle spasms, menstrual cramps, and cramps during pregnancy. Cramp bark is a kidney stimulant for urinary conditions that involve pain or spasms.
Native Americans use Cramp bark as a diuretic and diaphoretic to reduce swollen glands. They used the fruits and leaves to treat bladder inflammation, scurvy, and diabetes.