It's not too surprising that a plant called cramp bark (Viburnum opulus) is great at relieving menstrual cramps. It seems as though all of us have had menstrual cramps at some point in our menstruation years and wish we knew of the efficient natural remedy. This bark is awesome at relieving spasmodic pains specifically related to the female genitourinary tract and also helps in a variety of other conditions including poor circulation, insomnia, and is an overall CNS relaxant (nervine).
Rosemary Gladstar Cramp-easing Tea
Simmer ingredients in 1 quart water for 20 minutes
- 4 tablespoons cramp bark
- 1 tablespoon fresh ginger root.
Turn off heat and add
- 2 tablespoons of dried valerian root
- 2 tablespoons of dried pennyroyal leaf
Steep for another 15 minutes
Strain and sip 1/4 cup every 15 minutes until cramps abate.