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Blackhaw
Virburnum prunifolium
Uses: Medicinal
Native to North America, a deciduous shrub that is frequently cultivated as a garden plant now. It produces a reddish bark that contains the coumarin scopoletin, a smooth muscle relaxant, and salicin, an analgesic related to aspirin. Valued by native North Americans and early settlers as a gynecological treatment and uterine tonic to increase fertility. A tincture made from the bark eases the symptoms of menopause and menstrual cramps. Not appropriate for use during pregnancy.
H1430-100 Bulk dried bark cut $9.00/100g, $55.00/1000g
Currency: United States Dollar

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