Latin Name: Viburnum prunifolium
Black haw roots and stems have been used in herbal home remedies to relax the uterus.
The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found on the species, with a very brief overview description of each article/study. Research found is catalogued by therapeutic action. This categorized compilation of research articles does not necessarily imply that there are adequate results to demonstrate safe and/or effective human use.
- Natural Medicines (2015). Black Haw Monograph. Retrieved in July, 2017. Retrieved from www.naturalmedicines.com
- Petersen, D. (2016). Course Material. HERB503, Advanced Herbal Materia Medica II. American College of Healthcare Sciences. www.achs.edu.
- Extracts from Viburnum prunifolium showed in vitor relaxant and spasmolytic activity. From: Cometa, M. F., Parisi, L., Palmery, M., Meneguz, A., & Tomassini, L. (2009). In vitro relaxant and spasmolytic effects of constituents from Viburnum prunifolium and HPLC quantification of the bioactive isolated iridoids. Journal of ethnopharmacology, 123(2), 201-207.
- Based on a review of research, the author concluded that ginger was the most effective herb for treating menstrual conditions. Cramp bark and black haw were the most effective herbs for pain associated with menstruation. From: Rajabzadeh, F., Fazljou, S. M., Khodaie, L., Abbasalizadeh, S., & Sahebi, L. (2018). Effects of hot temperament herbs on primary Dysmenorrhea: a systematic review. Middle East Journal of Family Medicine, 7(10), 257.
- This articles reviews research on herbs for treating menstrual pain. Herbs included: ginger, German chamomile, mint, valerian, cramp bark, black haw, fennel, lemon balm, cumin, and cinnamon. From: Rajabzadeh, F., Fazljou, S. M., Khodaie, L., Abbasalizadeh, S., & Sahebi, L. (2018). Effects of hot temperament herbs on primary Dysmenorrhea: a systematic review. Middle East Journal of Family Medicine, 7(10), 257.
Compiled by: Kathy Sadowski
Last Updated: 7/13/19