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Therapeutic Actions

  1. Alleviates menstrual cramps
  2. Treats abdominal pain
  3. Reduces fibroids and cyst

Chinese Therapeutic Effects

Vitalizes blood circulation
Reduces spasm
Relieves pain


Internal: For best results, take one day before and continue through the menstrual period 3 tablets TID, increase to 3 tablets, every 2 hours at onset of cramps; for other applications, 3 tablets TID
90 tablets, 750 mg., 10 day supply
Contraindications: Warming formula. Do not use when there are Heat signs, including heavy bleeding with the period.


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)

Pinyin Reference: Modified Tong Jing Wan


Crampbark (Viburnum opulis) is a Native American remedy with warming and anti-spasmodic 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.

Clinical Notes

  1. Can use for uterine fibroids and cysts. Use 2 Bupleurum Entangled Qi (2 QID) and Crampbark Plus (2 QID). Or use Bupleurum Entangled Qi and Unlocking with Heat signs. Reduction in size should take six months

Additional Information

  • Use Woman's Balance, Heavenly Water, Eight Treasures or other suitable formulas to regulate the menstrual system so that cramping does not occur
  • For stronger pain relief an adjunct or alternative formula is Channel Flow
  • For polycystic ovaries consider Backbone
  • For additional blood circulation properties consider Regeneration

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