Wild Cherry Bark Prunus serotina Herbal Supplement
Wild black cherry is a very effective herbal cough remedy. The main use of the bark is to still irritated, nagging coughs. Wild black cherry is used in many commercial cough products for the flavor as well as the decongestant and sedative properties.
Wild cherry’s popular use may be beneficial for coughs and for opening the lower respiratory system. Its sedative action is helpful for easing the cough reflex and calming irritating coughs. It may also work for respiratory infections when there is a lot of mucus, coughing, and constricted airways that making breathing difficult. Due to its astringent, sedative, antispasmodic, and bronchodilator actions, it dries mucus, increases expectoration, eases coughing, and opens the airways. It is especially helpful for coughs that make it difficult to sleep through the night, and is nice in a cough syrup for this purpose. It can be used in the case of bronchitis, whooping cough, and croup. It is also helpful for relieving unproductive, irritating coughs that linger after an infection is over. Its cooling and anti-inflammatory action is helpful for inflammatory conditions such as acute and chronic sinus inflammation and allergies.
Preparation Methods & Dosage :Use one teaspoon of the powdered bark to 1 cup of hot water up to 3 times daily as a warm infusion, or 2 teaspoons of bark syrup once daily.
Wild Cherry Bark Syrup
3 cups filtered water (you can use boiled filtered water, but for the best shelf life distilled water is more of a guarantee)
1/4 cup licorice root (or another cough soothing herb of your choice)
1/4 cup wild cherry bark (or another cough soothing herb of your choice)
1/4 cup mullein leaf (or another cough soothing herb of your choice)
1 Tbsp. (or 1 stick) cinnamon chips
1 Tbsp. ginger root
1 cup raw unfiltered honey
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
In a saucepan, combine water, and herbs. Bring to a boil and reduce down to simmer for 20 minutes.
After 20 minutes, remove from heat and strain herbs with a mesh strainer or cheesecloth. Be sure to squeeze out the herbs to get all of the herbal liquid from them!
Combine herbal liquid with raw unfiltered honey and freshly squeezed lemon juice. Allow to cool on the counter top before putting a lid on and storing in the fridge. Will keep in the fridge for 4-6 weeks.
TO USE: Safe for use in children 12+ months. Take 1/2 to 1 tsp. every half hour or as needed.
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It is strongly advised that before you add any new product for consumption, you check with your doctor for any adverse health issues or health benefits. No information is intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. I am not a doctor.
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