Prunus virginiana


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Pru·nus vir·gi·ni·an·a

1. wild black cherry bark, the bark of Prunus serotina, used as a tonic and in cough mixtures as a bronchial sedative;
2. the choke cherry; the chief substitute and adulterant of Prunus serotina.
A deciduous shrub, the bark of which contains coumarins, cyanogenic glycosides, prussic acid, tannins, and volatile oil; it is antitussive, and an ingredient of cough syrups
Toxicity The pits and leaves contain hydrocyanic acid—which metabolizes to cyanide, causing incoordination, imbalance, possibly death

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