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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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Wild Cherry Bark (Prunus serotina) is commonly used in cough drops and is anti-tussive, expectorant, antispasmodic, antiseptic and a relaxing nervine.
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It tastes like wintergreen and just that works wonders if you are walking in the woods and are near a wild cherry tree.
Last year I made a children's Organic Echinacea and Wild Cherry Syrup.
You can choose from wild cherry fragrance, oxygen with a twist of lime, wintergreen and cantaloupe.
Dessert: Individual red berry brle topped with caramel shards, served with a berry salad and wild cherry biscotti.
Calum MacIntosh, of BTCV Cymru, said: ``With the help of the children we planted an avenue of ash and wild cherry saplings, and also filled gaps in a boundary hedge.
Gimbal "Specialties" include a group of traditional favorites, such as six flavors of Fruit Slices (handmade pectin delights), Licorice and Wild Cherry Scottie Dogs, Black & White Licorice Mix, Raspberries & Blackberries, Cherry and Assorted Fish, and Sizzling Cinnamon Feet.
The flavours are renamed Classic Original, Summer Strawberry, Tangy Orange, Smooth Spearmint and Wild Cherry.
The hemlock hypothesis rivals the now widely-accepted theory, expounded by University of Kentucky scientists at an informational forum in Keeneland on May 24, that at least 1,200 early-foetal and near-term abortions reported recently among Kentucky mares were caused by cyanide from wild cherry trees.
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