Viburnum Opulus.

Botanical name: 

Related entry: Viburnum prunifolium

Syn.—Cramp Bark; High Cranberry.
P. E.—Bark.
N. O.—Caprifoliaceae.
N. H.—North America.

Properties: Antispasmodic.

Use: In habitual abortion it is of value, but is inferior to viburnum prunifolium. We think of it in spasmodic pains in the uterus, ovaries, or bladder, and in stricture. It has special influence on spasmodic conditions of the pelvic viscera. In spasmodic dysmenorrhea, hysterical conditions with spasmodic contraction of muscles it is of value. Viburnum opulus is mainly used for its antispasmodic influence on the pelvic viscera.

The Materia Medica and Clinical Therapeutics, 1905, was written by Fred J. Petersen, M.D.