Viburnum Opulus

Viburnum Opulus, Guelder Rose, Water Elder, European Cranberrybush, Cramp Bark, Snowball Tree, Gilaboru, Gilaburu

Viburnum Opulus grows in inlands of anatolia, near water and humid places in Turkey. Viburnum Opulus is a small tree that looks like a bush and it can grow up to 2-3 meters. It gives bunches of small rounded fruits. In medical industry it is used as raw material. 


Common name: Cramp Bark


Botanical name: Viburnum opulus


Family: Adoxaceae (formerly Caprifoliaceae)


Physical description: Cramp bark is a deciduous shrub or tree with spreading branches growing to 13 ft. with lobed leaves, white flowers in June followed by red, oval, very acid berries resembling low cranberries and sometimes substituted for them. They remain on the bush after the leaves have fallen and throughout the winter. The bark has no smell, but has a peculiar bitterish and astringent taste.


Drog Name: Cortex viburni opuli / tree peel

Tincture: Viburnum Opulus D1-D3

Composite: Viburnin, Valerian acids, Hidrokinons, Metilarbutin Salikoside, Arbutin, Resin, Skopolin and Skopoletin etc. Coumarins and Tannins.


Acids in ingridients of Viburnum Opulus water has an effect on cancer, microbes, and it also has an antioxidant effect. Antioxidants ties the free radicals in human body and stops many negative impacts that is unhealty for the body. Because of this future Viburnum Opulus  water has effects of antiaging, preventing mutation, stoping cancer and lowering cholestrol.



Areas of Usage and Its Effects :

· Melts down kidney stones.

· Stops reproduction of kidney stones.

· Good for kidney lazyness ilness.

· Cleans urinary tract.

· It dumps out edema, lowers and balances high urea.

· Melts down bile stones and assists liver.

· Good for  prostate illness.

· Acts as a glue, adstingent (it compacts and strengthens tissues )

· It creates positive effect on cramps and muscle tensions.

· It has effects to strength nervous system.


Viburnum Opulus prevents cancer, antioxident and it contains lots of vitamin C. To give an example it contains 10 times more vitamin C than an orange.


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