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Cramp Bark Wild Crafted Cut & Sifted

Cramp Bark Wild Crafted Cut & Sifted

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Cramp bark is a flowering shrub found throughout moist woodlands of North America, although it is also cultivated as a garden ornamental. This cousin to honeysuckle is known by several common names, including Guelder Rose, European Cranberry, Snowball Tree and Water Elder.

The bark, which is stripped from the tree in fall or early spring, is prepared as tea or tincture.

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approximate cups to one pound11
plant part usedbark
processingcut & sifted
sustainability wild crafted

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips
storage tipsKeep in an airtight container in a cool, dark cabinet.
appearance & aromaWoody, without significant aroma.


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cosmeticTincture the bark and add to lotions, creams or massage oils for direct application to sore muscles.
culinaryDecoct for use as tea, alone or in combination with other herbs.
safetyUse with caution if you also take pharmaceutical medications to lower blood pressure.

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wild crafted, cut & sifted
cramp bark

Pair with bright herbs and citrus to counter the astringent, bitter taste.

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cramp bark

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what else you should know

wild crafted, cut & sifted
cramp bark

Cramp bark is a shrubby plant that is native to Europe and North America, as well as northern portions of Asia and Africa. Depending on location, the plant is known by various other names, including Guelder Rose, Snow Bush and High Bush Cranberry.

The bark has a long history of use in by various Native American tribes, most notably the Meskwaki and the Penobscot. As the name suggests, cramp bark is traditionally used to address cramping and muscle fatigue, the efficacy of which is due to the presence of a type of coumarin called scopoletin.

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