Viburnum opulus

Part Used

Bark, leaves


Cardiovascular; skeletal; nervous


Anti-inflammatory; antioxidant; antispasmodic; astringent; bitter; emmenagogue; hypotensive; muscle relaxant; NS relaxant; nervine sedative; peripheral vasodilator; uterine tonic

Traditional Uses

A skeletal and smooth muscle relaxant with tissue specificity to the uterus, lungs and blood vessels. Can be used both internally, or topically to relieve cramps (especially menstrual and uterine/ovarian pain), asthma, and hypertension. Benefits muscle spasms, pain and cramping in any area (including leg and back pain), arthritis and polymyalgia. Helpful for nervous tension (suitable for children), earaches, acute bronchitis, palpitations, high blood pressure, angina, constipation, IBS, and infantile enuresis. ^1. 2.