King's Crown. The Essential Guide to Herbal Safety. A study conducted in rats found that proanthocyanidins extracted from Viburnum opulus protected gastric mucosa on exposure to ingested ulcerating substances. 14. The Ultimate Herbal Compendium – A Desktop Guide for Herbal Practitioners. It is also used as a sedative remedy for nervous conditions. Guelder rose is a powerful antispasmodic and is much used in the treatment of asthma, cramps and other conditions such as colic or painful menstruation. Whitsun Bosses. 7. The bark of Viburnum opulus is green-brown on the outer surface, and green-yellow to red-brown on the inner surface (5). Warwick: Phytotherapy Press. Description; Medicinal Action and Uses; Constituents; Preparations and Dosages---Synonyms---Cramp Bark. [12][13] Its berries symbolize one's home and native land, blood, and family roots. Viburnum opulus is a deciduous shrub growing to 4–5 m (13–16 ft) tall. This information is provided for educational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice. Accessed 18 September 2008. Gaitre Berries. Călin is also used as both a given name and a surname. St Louis: Churchill Livingstone. Trending. [The isolation, preliminary study of structure and physiological activity of water-soluble polysaccharides from squeezed berries of Snowball tree Viburnum opulus]. 1922. The bark of guelder rose is antispasmodic and sedative. 1. In the autumn, the leaves take on a beautiful wine-red colour. Canadian Journal of Herbalism [serial online]. Rose Elder. Viburnum opulus (kalina) is also one of the national symbols of Russia. The leaves are dark green, have 3-5 lobes, and are approximately 6cm wide at the broadest part (5). Influence of Viburnum opulus proanthocyanidins on stress-induced gastrointestinal mucosal damage. 16. 2 - 4.5 mL per day (1:2 extract) or 15 – 30 mL per week (1:2 extract) (8); For acute dysmenorrhoea – 4 – 8 mL tds (1:5 extract) (1, 13); Decoction made with 2 teaspoons herb to one cup of water, tds (1). Viburnum opulus (common name: guelder-rose[1] or guelder rose; /ˈɡɛldər/[2]) is a species of flowering plant in the family Adoxaceae (formerly Caprifoliaceae) native to Europe, northern Africa and central Asia.[3]. May Rose. Kalina derived in Russian language from kalit' or raskalyat', which means "to make red-hot". Bone, K. Mills S. 2005. Felter HW, Lloyd JU. [4] Other common names include water elder, cramp bark, snowball tree, common snowball[5], and European cranberrybush, though this plant is not closely related to the cranberry. This resulted in an overall protective effect (17). 8. Ringwood: Penguin Arkana. . If you wish to use herbal medicine as part of your health care, seek the advice of an appropriately qualified practitioner. There is some confusion, as there are a few other plants, including other members of the genus Viburnum, also referred to as "snowball bush". Viburnum opulus is also an important symbol of the Russian national ornamental wood painting handicraft style called Khokhloma. Caprifoliaceae. Main Bloom Time: Early spring, Late spring, Mid spring. Trickey, R. 2003. It is however mildly toxic, and may cause vomiting or diarrhea if eaten in large amounts. https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/cramp-bark-guelder-rose The fruit are small berries that are red to black in colour. 15. The leaf buds are green, with valvate bud scales. It can reach up to 4m high and can spread from 2–5m. Mentions of the viburnum can be found throughout Ukrainian folklore such as songs, decorative art, Ukrainian embroidery, and poetry. 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