Crampbark (Viburnum opulis) is a Native American remedy with warming and antispasmodic actions used for menstrual cramps. This herb is combined with warm, blood-vitalizing herbs that also help to relieve menstrual pains. Cramp Bark Plus is based on formulas for uterine cramping, Cinnamon and Persica Combination, Achyranthes Combination, and To Jing Wan. Also included in the formula are herbs that assist circulation of Qi and moisture, leonurus (yi mu cao), and vladimiria souliei (mu xiang). Zedoaria (e zhu) and sparganium (san leng) are traditionally used to reduce fibroids and cysts. In conformity with traditional Chinese practice, the herbs have been soaked in wine, and then dried, prior to tableting. This process enhances the warming and blood vitalizing properties of Cramp Bark Plus.
Crampbark root bark (Viburnum opulis), Cinnamon twig (gui zhi), Achyranthes root (niu xi), Red Peony root (chi shao), Moutan root bark (mu dan pi), Leonurus herb (yi mu cao), Corydalis rhizome (yan hu suo), Tang Kuei root (dang gui), Persica kernel (tao ren), Zedoaria root (e zhu), Sparganium rhizome (san leng), Cyperus rhizome (xiang fu), Vladimiria Souliei root (mu xiang), Carthamus flower (hong hua)
For more than a decade, Health Concerns has been in the forefront of research in herbal medicine, and was the first company to manufacture herbal products in the United States for practitioners. Its founder, Andrew Gaeddert, is an herbalist, lecturer, author of numerous books on herbal medicine, and committed to improving community health. He assisted in the development of clinical trials with HIV patients in 1992, and has been on the protocol team of a study to investigate the effects of Chinese herbs on chronic diarrhea, and an anemia study sponsored by the NIH Office of Alternative Medicine.
Health Concerns formulas are created on the basis of Traditional Chinese Medicine and modern biochemistry and developed by experienced practitioners such as Mr. Gaeddert, Dr. Fong, and Misha Cohen. They are targeted to treat specific disorders, and manufactured under strict quality control. All are continually tested to ensure optimum effectiveness, potency, and maximum bioavailability.