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Wild Cherry Bark is native to North America. The tree’s reddish brown bark has been traditionally used by indigenous peoples to support wellness. The fruit is like asmall hard cherry, which can be consumed or made into a liqueur or preserve.
The Wild Cherry is a large tree and can grow up to one hundred feet tall and is a member of the Rose family (Roseaceae). It grows in hardwood forests and along roadsides and fence rows.
Historically, Indigenous peoples have used Wild Cherry for a variety of treatments. For coughs, colds fevers and as an astringent wash. Also, to disinfect cuts and wounds. The Iroquois used Wild Cherry as well for lung inflammation and sore throats.
Energetically, Wild Cherry is both cooling and warming and is somewhat drying. The taste is bittersweet and pungent. Wild Cherry is an ally for the heart and sacral area. Also has an affinity for calming the nervous system.The Bark has an affinity for the lungs and bronchial area and for the digestive system.A cold infusion may be helpful for as an eyewash.
How to use:
1 teaspoon Cherry Bark to one cup of boiling water. Simmer for 15 minutes, strain and drink up to three cups a day.
As an eyewash, cool the tea in the refrigerator and when cooled apply as an eyewash.
Cautions & contraindications:
This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease or illness. Please consult your healthcare provider prior to the use of this product if you are pregnant, nursing, taking medications or have a medical condition. Individual results may vary.