Wild Cherry Bark
Wild cherry bark taken from the root, trunk and branches reportedly aids digestive and respiratory ailments. Great boiled as a decoction, popular to make syrups from as well.
Thinning Mucus Secretions
Wild cherry bark is classified as a “relaxing expectorant” because it thins mucus secretions and coats irritated respiratory tissueIt is easier for the fine hairs of the respiratory system, known as cilia, to move thinner secretions out of the lungs and bronchial tubes.
Soothing Colic and Dyspepsia
Although there are no randomized, double-blind studies supporting its use to soothe colic and dyspepsia, or gastric distress, Native American and Chinese herbalists used it for that purpose for centuries.
www.naturalmedicine.com Prock, Deborahe ND 10/19/2013
Renee’, Jyll Master Herbologist 10/19/2013