Wild Cherry Bark, 1lb
The wild cherry tree is native to the Eastern and Central U.S. and is a valuable lumber tree. The bark has a faint almond-like aroma when placed in water, and a bitter, aromatic flavor.
Botanical name: Prunus serotina Enrh.
Wild Cherry contains prunasin (a cyanogenic glycoside that yields hydrocyanic acid), benzaldehyde, eudesmic acid, coumarins, and tannins.
The roots and the bark of Wild Cherry are a blood tonic, astringent, sedative, tonic and appetite stimulant, and has agents that relieve disorders of the chest and lungs, as an expectorant. Wild Cherry has been used medicinally by many native peoples. The inner bark bark of the limbs, trunk and root are all very useful and contain the same medicinal properties, although the root is always better. Wild Cherry is mostly noted for its use in respiratory problems. It has a soothing and sedative effect on the nervous system. It is in this way that it has its influence on the heart. In digestive disorders its use is very noticeable. It helps the flow of gastric juices. This is very helpful in conditions of dyspepsia. In respiratory affections wild cherry soothes the cough and at the same time gives tone and strength to the system. Externally, the bark can be placed in water for a few days in part sun and then used with advantage for pink eye and other infections of the eye.
Infusion: pour a cup of boiling water onto l teaspoonful of the dried bark and leave to infuse for l0-l5 minutes. This should be drunk three times a day.
All herbs and spices are best quality: Non-Irradiated, USDA Certified Organic, Organic by QAI.
Depending on availability, your order will either be by Frontier or Organic Connections.
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