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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

wild cherry

The dried bark of Prunus serotina, used principally in the form of syrup as a flavored vehicle for cough medicine.

wild cherry,

n Latin names:
Prunus virginiana, Prunus serotina; part used: bark; uses: coughs, colds, respiratory ailments, diarrhea, astringent, bronchial sedative, possible anticancer agent; precautions: pregnancy, lactation, children; may cause respiratory depression, cardiovascular depression, low blood pressure, possible respiratory failure, teratogenic; contains cyanide compounds. Also called
black cherry, black choke, choke cherry, rum cherry, or
Virginia prune.
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