Cramp Bark

Monday, 18 December 2017

Remedies from all natural ingredients are our favourite thing to make, especially at this time of year. Most recently, we’ve been collecting Cramp Bark, Guelder rose (Viburnum opulus), to ward off those pesky pains that we all experience from time to time.

The recipe is pretty simple, simply collect cramp bark before the leaves change colour in the fall, or before the buds open in the spring, add an equal amount of ginger and cover with water. Once that has been done, simmer the herbs for at least 20 minutes and then sieve retaining your tea.

There are many other ways that you can use cramp bark to relieve you of your aches and pains, some cover a flannel with said tea and apply to the affected area, others eat the dried cramp bark in tablet form.

Remember, before using any natural remedy, it is best to double check with your doctor or herbalist as results vary from person to person, and plant to plant! However, whichever your preference, cramp bark is known for its relieving properties! Make sure you keep following the blog for more herbal/natural remedies.